President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced all the questions of the nationwide poll on October 25

16 October 2020 - 09:46

Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced all the questions of the nationwide poll on October 25

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced the following questions to be answered by citizens in a nationwide poll on October 25.

"Question number three: is it necessary to downsize the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to 300 deputies?" the Head of State said in his video address.

The fourth question, he said, will concern the possibility of legalizing medical cannabis in Ukraine to alleviate pain of critically ill patients.

The last, fifth question is devoted to the issue of state security, namely - the implementation of guarantees of territorial integrity of Ukraine in accordance with the provisions of the Budapest Memorandum.

The Head of State said that the Budapest Memorandum was signed in 1994, under which the United States, Great Britain and Russia provided unconditional guarantees of security for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, while the Ukrainian state undertook to get rid of nuclear weapons.

The President asks whether Ukraine needs to raise the issue of using the security guarantees set out in the Budapest Memorandum at the international level to restore its state sovereignty and territorial integrity?

Earlier, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the first question of the nationwide poll concerns the possibility of introducing life imprisonment for corruption of a particularly large scale, the second question concerns the need to introduce a free economic zone in Donbas.

The President reminded that Ukrainians will be able to answer all these questions on October 25, 2020.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy also called for leaving comments on the official social media pages which questions should be included in the next polls.

At the initiative of the Head of State, on the day of the local elections on October 25, Ukrainians will be asked five socially important questions. This poll, unlike a referendum, will not have direct legal consequences, but will give every citizen the opportunity to comment on issues important to society.