The Rada adopted a resolution “On the self-removal of the President of Ukraine from the exercise of constitutional powers” on February 22, 2014.Representative of Yanukovych called this decision unconstitutional \ photo REUTERS
Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych will challenge in court the decision of the Verkhovna Rada on his removal from the presidency.
This was announced by the press secretary of Yanukovych Yuri Kirasir on Facebook.
“Viktor Yanukovych filed a lawsuit with the Kiev District Administrative Court against the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The fourth President intends to challenge the legality of the parliament’s adoption of a Resolution on his alleged self-removal from the post of head of state,” he wrote.
He recalled that on February 22, 2014, the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada adopted a Resolution “On the self-removal of the President of Ukraine from the exercise of constitutional powers and the appointment of early elections of the President of Ukraine.”
Kirasir called this decision unconstitutional and said that the decree “can be safely renamed” Decree on a coup d’etat. “
“The Verkhovna Rada understood that it would not be possible to legally remove the democratically elected President from power by impeachment, they considered two options: physically remove Viktor Yanukovych or trample the law to seize power.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on February 22, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution “On the self-removal of the President of Ukraine from the exercise of constitutional powers.”
On February 23, the parliament adopted a resolution “On entrusting the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with the duties of the President of Ukraine in accordance with Article 112 of the Constitution of Ukraine”
Yanukovych said he considers himself the legitimate president of the country.
On February 24 at that time, Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announced that a criminal case was opened against Yanukovych on the massacres of civilians, and he was put on the wanted list.
According to Avakov, Yanukovych flew from Kiev to Kharkov on February 21, spent the night there, then flew by helicopter to Donetsk, from where he tried to fly by plane, but the border guards did not allow him to do this, and he left by car for Crimea, where he stopped in a private residence and did not used not a single state residence.