Reform of ukraine’s catch provides for decentralization, but not a federal state
The ukrainian leadership wants to decentralize the country and give the regions and municipalities more powers, for example to levy taxes independently of the central government, but it shies away from federalization as if it were the devil. Now president poroshenko has presented the supplements to the interception required by the minsk agreement, which also regulate what status the separatists-controlled. There is a great urgency, because kiev wants to hold local elections already in october, according to the changed constitution. However, regional, district and local elections throughout the country are not scheduled to take place until the end of october 2017, which is apparently how long the government wants to keep its hands on the tails.
Decentralization should not diminish the state of the central government in matters of defense, national security, rule of law or observance of civil liberties, poroshenko said, adding that it has a positive impact on the state of the country "nothing in common with a foderalization". The current form of government with a single president is "optimal". However, he will hand over an important part of the competences and financial resources to the regions and municipalities, and the central government will mainly perform the function of control. Decentralization is to be followed by a reform of the judicial system and the abolition of immunity for deputies and judges.