Rada upholds resolution to rename Dnipropetrovsk into Dnipro

1.06.2016 р., 15:45

Only 18 MPs voted for resolution No. 3864-p to revoke the parliamentary resolution dated May 19 on renaming the city of Dnipropetrovsk and Dnipropetrovsk region. One of the authors of the resolution Oleksandr Vilkul of the Opposition Bloc faction said that Dnipropetrovsk residents did not support the renaming of their city referring to 300,000 signatures of residents in favor of preserving the name of Dnipropetrovsk. Vilkul also said that Dnipropetrovsk Mayor Borys Filatov asked Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy not to sign the resolution on renaming the city. The lawmaker also said that residents of Dnipropetrovsk no longer associate the city's name with Soviet communist leader Grigory Petrovsky.

Rada upholds resolution to rename Dnipropetrovsk into Dnipro

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