Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Resolution “On self-withdrawal of the President of Ukraine from performing his constitutional duties and setting early elections of the President of Ukraine”

22 February, 10:18

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Resolution “On self-withdrawal of the President of Ukraine from performing his constitutional duties and setting early elections of the President of Ukraine”

RESOLUTION

OF THE VERKHOVNA RADA OF UKRAINE

“On self-withdrawal of the President of Ukraine from performing his constitutional duties and setting early elections of the President of Ukraine”

 

In view of the fact that the President of Ukraine has withdrawn from performing constitutional authorities, which threatens governance of the state, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, as well as mass violation of citizens’ rights and freedoms and proceeding from the circumstances of extreme urgency and expressing the sovereign will of Ukrainian people, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine resolves:

 

 1. To determine that the President of Ukraine V.Yanukovych has in the non-constitutional manner withdrawn from performing constitutional powers and is the one that does not perform his duties.

2. Under clause 7 of part one of article 85 of the Constitution of Ukraine, set early elections of the President of Ukraine for May 25, 2014.

3. This Resolution comes into force on the day of its adoption.

 

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine                     O.TURCHYNOV

 

 

Kyiv

February 22, 2014

No. 757-VІІ