(In the wording of the Law N64/94 of June 26, 1994)
Article 1. Local self-government organs in Ukraine are rural, district, city, city district and oblast Councils of people's deputies. They shall independently act within the competence given to them.
Heads of rural, district, city, city district and oblast Councils of people's deputies and executive committees headed by them shall exercise authority of state executive power persuant to the procedure and within the jurisdiction provided by law.
Article 2. Councils shall be composed of deputies elected for the term of four years.
The numerical composition of the Councils shall be fixed by the Councils themselves according to the Law of Ukraine "On election of deputies and heads of rural, district, city, city district and oblast Councils of people's deputies" (3966-12).
Article 3. Heads of rural, district, city, city district and oblast Councils shall be elected directly by public vote. They ex officio head the executive committees of the respective Councils. Deputy head of the Council shall be elected from among deputies of this Council upon submission by its head and shall be ex officio the member of the Council's executive committee. Deputy heads shall perform the duties of the head in his absence. The numerical composition of the executive committee shall be fixed by a Council at its plenary meeting. The personal composition of the executive committee shall be proposed by the head of the respective Council and approved by the Council. Deputies of the respective Council may not be members of the executive committee.
Article 4. Heads of rural, district, city, city district and oblast Councils of people's deputies and respective executive committees shall be accountable to the respective Councils. With regard to exersicing the executive power delegated to them they shall be accountble to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and to executive committees of respective superior Councils and their heads.
Article 5. Powers of rural, district, city, city district and oblast Councils, as well as the Supreme Council of the Republic of Crimea may be terminated, provided it:
Resolutions inconsistent with the legislation or passed with violation of the procedure provided by law shall be cancelled:
Article 6. In the case of violation by the head of the local Council, its executive committee of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine, other acts passed by legislative and executive bodies, the powers of the head of the local Council, its executive committee may be suspended by the Supreme Council's of Ukraine decision upon submission by the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, respective Council or superior Council. Powers of the head of rural, district, city, city district and oblast Councils of people's deputies may be suspended before the due time in any other cases envisaged by the legislation of Ukraine.
Article 7. Local power and self-government organs of the Republic of Crimea shall be formed and shall act on the basis of the Constitution of Ukraine, this and other laws of Ukraine, the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Crimea to be in accord with the Ukrainian Constitution and laws.
Article 8. After election of deputies and heads of rural, district, city, city district and oblast Councils of people's deputies and formation of the executive committes within the Councils the Law of Ukraine "On Representatives of the President of Ukraine" (2167-12) shall lose its validity, and power of oblast, Kyiv, and Sevastopol city, district, Kyiv and Sevastopol district local state administrations as defined by this Law shall be transferred to heads and executive committees of respective Councils. If the due number of deputies or head of the council has not been elected the previous Council, its head, executive committee, local state administration shall perfom their duties until the election of the new Council, its head and setting up its executive committee.
Article 9. This Law shall take force from the date of its official publication. Provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On Local Councils of People's deputies and Local and Regional Self-Government" (533-12), other legislative acts which regulate the activity of local power and self-government organs shall be effective in the part not inconsistent with this Law."