Now Dnipropetrovsk will be named Dnepr, for which the 247 deputies of the Verkhovna Rada voted, with the necessary 226 votes. The relevant resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is number number XXUMX.
For reference: Dnepropetrovsk got its name in 1926 year. The first official name of the city is Yekaterinoslav (before 1796). Then the city changed its name several times, turning it into Novorossiysk (to 1802), then again to Yekaterinoslav (to 1926).
From the resolution VRU:
The city got its present name Dnepropetrovsk in 1926 by the name of the river and in honor of the party, Bolshevik and Soviet leader, the leader of the revolutionary movement and the chairman of the Central Executive Committee of the Ukrainian SSR - G.I. Petrovsky (1878-1958), who later became one of the initiators of the organization of the Holodomor 1932-33. The name carries the symbolism of the communist regime and, according to the law, must be changed.