Simonenko suggests to ask in day of presidential election all about NATO and EEP

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The Communist Party of Ukraine suggests to hold in day of the next presidential election a referendum on the issue of joining of Ukraine to NATO and EEP of the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Such offer contains in the draft of the resolution concerning purpose of an All-Ukrainian referendum on a popular initiative about membership of Ukraine in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and participation in the Common economic space registered on May 5 in the Verkhovna Rada.

The author of the bill - the leader of KPUPyotr Simonenko.

In particular, in the draft of the resolution it is noted that "the president of UkraineVictor Yushchenkofor two and a half years after representation by Central Election Commission of the corresponding materials doesn't appoint an All-Ukrainian referendum concerning membership of Ukraine in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and participation in a common economic space with the Russian Federation, Republic of Belarus and Kazakhstan".

Thus, as it is emphasized in the draft of the resolution, the head of state deprives of citizens of opportunity to realize the will through an All-Ukrainian referendum.

In this regard the Communist Party of Ukraine suggests to pay attention of the president to violation of a number of articles of the Constitution by it because the referendum isn't appointed.

"To consider expedient holding an All-Ukrainian referendum on the matter in day of the next election of the president of Ukraine", - it is spoken in the draft of the resolution of parliament.

Also KPU suggests to provide allocation of necessary means for holding a referendum about membership of Ukraine in NATO and EEP.

In the explanatory note to the project need of holding a referendum is reasoned by that in 2006 more than 4,4 million citizens supported holding such referendum, whose signatures are testified by Central Election Commission. The decision of the Constitutional court of October 15, 2008 obliges the president to publish an initiative of citizens and to announce an All-Ukrainian referendum on a popular initiative.

Also in the explanatory note of KPU notes that practically all published researches of public opinion show that more than 70% of the population of Ukraine speak against the accession to NATO.

Simonenko in interview to Interfax — Ukraine agency told that resolution consideration in parliament at once will show who declares positions that the people have to resolve an issue of the accession to NATO and who actually does everything for this purpose.

It expressed confidence that the majority in parliament will support its draft of the resolution.

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