The Constitutional Court of Ukraine recognized the order of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to be legal as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing its own sources.
“The Constitutional Court of Ukraine recognized the order on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada and appointment of snap elections as legal at the closed session of the Grand Chamber,” the informed source said, noting that the elections will take place on July 21, according to the order of the president.
At the same time, the statement of the court reported that the case on the dissolution of the parliament is still considered.
“At the same time, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine continues consideration of this case…The court proceeded to the closed part of the plenary session to make the decision on the case, which particularly, explores the conclusions of the members of the Scientific Consultative Council of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, amicus Curia from the experts and scientists in law, conclusions of the representatives of the public organization on the issues raised in the constitutional submission; the experience of the bodies of the constitutional control of foreign countries is analyzed as well as the numerous appeals of the citizens of Ukraine,” the Constitutional Court stated.
The court notes that the discussions in the mass media, including the urges not to execute the decision of the court are unacceptable in the law-based state. Especially, if such statements sound from the politicians and statesmen.
“Particularly, there are urges not to execute the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, prosecute the judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine for the decision they have made as well as other categorical statements, which are unacceptable in the law-based state. Particular concern is raised by the fact that that the statesmen and particular politicians joint the spread of the mentioned information,” the court’s statement noted.
According to the statement of the judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, the situation raises the concern as it destabilizes the situation in the country and creates the terms for putting pressure on the particular judges and the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky officially dissolved the Verkhovna Rada and appointed the snap elections for July 21. The Cabinet of Ministers should provide the financing of the elections.
On June 11, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has begun the consideration of the case on the parliament’s dissolution.
On May 24, the electoral process kicked off in Ukraine.
According to the Ukrainian legislation, the electoral process of snap elections begins on the next day after the President’s decree on early termination of the mandate of Verkhovna Rada and appointment of the new elections is published. Therefore, the electoral process starts on May 24, without Central Commission making any decisions.