13:08 31.03.2014

No grounds for federalization in Ukraine - Turchynov

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Verkhovna Rada Chairman and acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has said that there are no grounds for federalization in Ukraine.

"There are currently no prerequisites in Ukraine for federalization. Ukraine is a unitary state," he told reporters in the village of Novi Petrivtsi (Kyiv region), while commenting at an Interfax-Ukraine reporter's request on Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's initiative on a federal system in Ukraine.

Turchynov said that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov might propose any projects for Russia, "and it seems to me that the Russian leadership should deal with the problems of the Russian Federation, not the problems of Ukraine."

He said that Ukraine has a government, parliament and citizens who themselves determine their own destiny.

"It is Ukrainians who will determine the format of a new constitution and the format of the country's structure," Turchynov said.

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