DECENTRALIZATION OF POWER IN UKRAINE AS A MEANS OF CREATING AND MAINTAINING A FULL-TERM LIVING ENVIRONMENT OF TERRITORIAL COMMUNITIES
The article researched the process of decentralization of power in Ukraine since 2014 and its legal regulation, highlights the stages of reform, systematizes its main achievements within the first stage (from 2014 to 2019) and the second (from 2020 to present), outlines and summarizes the key problems of community development and possible ways to solve them. Based on the analysis of the publications in which the solution of the problem was initiated, the author found that the attempts to improve the administrative- territorial structure of Ukraine, made at the national level before 2014, did not bring the expected results, and therefore the focus is on the process of subsequent reforms. With this in mind, the purpose of the study, its main research objectives and methodological tools are determined. The author emphasizes that the reform of the state policy of Ukraine in the field of local government is based on the best world achievements in this direction, on the basis of the analysis confirms the general correspondence between the number of persons living in a particular region of Ukraine and the number of established communities, and that community development problems are more pronounced within rural areas away from administrative centers. The proposed ways to solve the outlined problems will contribute to the creation and maintenance of a full-fledged living environment of communities.