Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

"On Self-Removal of the President of Ukraine from his Constitutional Authority and Early Elections of the President of Ukraine"

Date of entry into force:
February 22, 2014

According to the Resolution, taking into account the self-removal of the President of Ukraine V. Yanukovych from exercising his constitutional authority, which threatens the governance of the state, the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, and mass violation of civil rights and freedoms, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, acting out of extreme necessity and expressing the sovereign will of the Ukrainian People, decrees as follows:
  • decree that the President of Ukraine V. Yanukovych, acting in a non-constitutional manner, removed himself from exercising his constitutional authority and does not perform his duties;
  • according to Article 85, part 1, paragraph 7 of the Constitution of Ukraine, schedule early elections of the President of Ukraine on May 25, 2014.
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