Ukraine's parliament should decide on all-Ukrainian referendum by end of cadence – Speaker
Andriy Parubiy, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, says the deputies should by the end of the current cadence resolve all issues related to legislation on the all-Ukrainian referendum.
"This is one of those commitments that we must address, very competently and fairly," Parubiy told a Svoboda Slova [Freedom of Speech] panel show on Ukraine's ICTV channel, an UNIAN correspondent reports.
The Rada Speaker added "we still have discussions" on the bill on the all-Ukrainian referendum.
In Parubiy's opinion, the bill should concern "various forms and manifestations of direct democracy, when we are talking about the form of direct democracy."
"But I totally agree, this is one of the responsibilities we're facing. And it is obvious that by the end of the cadence – I recall, we will have another session, and then another one – I agree with you, this should be on the agenda, and this must be addressed. And this legislative gap must be filled by the Ukrainian parliament," Parubiy said.