Ukrainian MP claims Yanukovych's removal from office "not entirely legal"

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the Servant of the People party member, the authorities should have started the impeachment procedure, as the concept of "self-removal" does not exist in the Ukrainian legislation
16:19, 1 December 2021

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The decision to remove Viktor Yanukovych from the presidency of Ukraine in 2014 was not made in full compliance with the law. Parliamentarian from Servant of the People political party Oleksandr Kachura told that to Focus.

Kachura was asked to comment on Viktor Yanukovych's appeal to the Kyiv District Administrative Court, in which he is trying to challenge his removal from the presidency after the Revolution of Dignity. The MP replied that the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada on the removal of Viktor Yanukovych in 2014 was not adopted in full compliance with applicable law.

"I do not think that at that time there were events that required [his removal]. If they wanted to do that - it was necessary to start the impeachment procedure... I don't think there is a chance [to appeal the decision], I don't think that the court will make a decision in favor of Yanukovych. If you ask me as a lawyer, the procedure [of removal of Yanukovych], the chosen [President] was absolutely imperfect and questionable. I think that history will be the judge," he said.

Earlier, a spokesman for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said that the ex-president had filed a lawsuit with the Kyiv District Administrative Court to appeal against the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted on February 22, 2014 resolution on his self-removal from the position of the head of state.

The State Bureau of Investigation has completed a pre-trial investigation into former President Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage in the case of the February 2014 shootings on the Maidan.

Earlier, the court allowed to investigate in absentia the case of seizure of power ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in 2010. Such a court decision entitles the prosecution to conduct a pre-trial investigation into the suspect in his absence.

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