Cairo group says military option in Syria 'ruled out' after recapture of AleppoWorld February 27, 18:31
Communication breakdown between Russia and EU deters fight against real threats — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 17:40
Medvedev says Russia should not rely on anybody’s helpRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 17:09
Russian Bandy Federation cancels match results after two teams score 20 own-goalsSport February 27, 17:06
Russia’s 2017 grain export may not meet 40 mln tonnes target — agriculture ministerBusiness & Economy February 27, 17:04
Spain’s footballer Puyol finds St. Petersburg’s Zenit-Arena stadium impressiveSport February 27, 17:02
Putin: Russia's military base in Tajikistan to ensure security of border with AfghanistanRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 16:57
Cut-off price in new fiscal rule to remain at $40 per barrel — ministerBusiness & Economy February 27, 16:39
Russian MP says French delegation to support Russia’s return to PACERussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 16:35
KIEV, June 26. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday that representatives from the self-proclaimed eastern republics of Donetsk and Luhansk had participated in drafting amendments to Ukraine’s constitution.
"It is very important that Donbas representatives have taken part in drafting these constitutional changes. It is politically correct," Poroshenko said.
"Opinion polls support our idea of an emphatic rejection of federalisation. Ukraine will remain a unitary state," he said, adding that "there will be no compromise on the issue".
The president also said that the draft amendments would be submitted to the country's parliament for consideration next week before being forwarded to the constitutional court. He asked the Verkhovna Rada to "demonstrate compromise" while approving the changes.
Authorities in the Donetsk and Luhansk republics earlier claimed that all their proposals for Ukraine’s constitutional make-up had been left unanswered.
Constitutional reform is an important part of the February 12 comprehensive action plan to fulfil the Minsk accords worked out by leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France in the search for peace in the embattled eastern Donbas region.
A key element of reform is decentralisation of government with respect to the peculiarities of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions agreed with their representatives, as well as adopting permanent legislation on the special status of certain Donbas areas.