The association of
communities should be created entirely on a voluntary basis: "It involves
the concentration of additional resources in hands of territorial communities, providing
them with additional powers and creating strong local communities,"
stressed Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday, June 5, during An
Hour of Questions to the Government in Parliament.
He emphasized the
unification process should be exceptionally deliberate: "We are not talking
about unification under compulsion, but a solely voluntary association of
The Prime Minister informed
that to clarify the implementation of this law he together with the President
of Ukraine had decided to summon a meeting of representatives of local
communities next week "to clearly explain the process of creating such voluntary
association of citizens."
At this, the PM
promised he would appeal to the President to invite MPs to this gathering -
"to make our joint administrative reform".