Ukrainian Communists leader: Yushchenko starts territorial split of Ukraine
"President Viktor Yushchenko?s initiatives regarding establishment of a two-chamber parliament are a start of the territorial division of Ukraine," leader of the Ukrainian Communist Party Pyotr Simonenko said.
As a REGNUM correspondent reports, the Communist leader stresses political absurdness and dangerous inanity of establishing a two-chamber parliament in the unitary Ukraine. "I am asking the president and Co: When are you sincere? When you were speaking against analogous initiatives presented by Kuchma, when you speak about unity and collegiality, or when you are preparing federalization of Ukraine via a two-chamber parliament with further division of it into several territories under direct or indirect protectorate of other countries, including the USA?" Simonenko asked.
The Communist leader draws attention to the fact that Yushchenko not only is trying to inherit his predecessor at the presidential post, but exceed it in the process of usurping the power, elimination of democracy, sovereignty and statehood. According to Simonenko, the key function that the upper chamber will fulfill is blocking the work of members of the lower chamber via additional veto powers. "Today, the president enjoys the right to veto, and from now on three dozens more his supporters (governors) will have it; in the long run, it will put an end to the parliamentarism in Ukraine," the Communist leader says.
On June 27, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko announced necessity of establishing a two-chamber parliament in Ukraine. As he said, "it will allow increasing representation of the regions in the legislative body and increase responsibility and quality of the legislative process." Ukrainian ex-president Leonid Kuchma backed the initiative too.