needs a new Constitution. I consider principal provisions of the Ukrainian
Constitution should be approved at a referendum," stressed Prime Minister
of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk during a conference call with the leaders of the
regions on Tuesday, March 24.
The Head of
Government reminded that the first stage of budget decentralization had
finished. Regarding political decentralization, the President of Ukraine
adopted a decision to establish a Constitutional Commission headed by the
Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.
is doing its own piece of work that concerns primarily budget decentralization.
In the aftermath the President, the Parliament and the Government, in synergy
with the Ukrainian people and basing solely on the will of the people of
Ukraine, in the shortest possible terms, shall write a new European Ukrainian
Constitution," he stressed.
"The will of the
people through a referendum must determine a new Ukrainian Constitution,"
According to Arseniy
Yatsenyuk, the new basic law should include "both additional powers for
the regions and additional responsibility for them”: "The new Constitution
will settle an issue of the balance of power, determine a new high quality
European-like and transparent judiciary system, a public prosecution system, a
system of bodies to curb corruption".
The PM emphasized in
the framework of the activities of the Constitutional Commission considerable
amount of work would be fulfilled by the regional state administrations:
"It is crucial to afford Ukrainian people saying "Yes" to the
new Ukrainian Constitution. It is necessary to gather round table discussions,
it is necessary to talk to people, to familiarize them with the views and to
hear the opinions of people."