World Bulletin / News Desk
A new law which passed in winter and that was only published today sees Viktor Yanukovych stripped of his presidential title and it will come into force on June 18, by a report in RIA Novosti/
The Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Supreme Council’s decision will take effect on the day following the publication.
In February, the Verkhovna Rada passed a bill depriving Yanukovych of his presidential title.
According to the Ukrainian Constitution, the president’s title is protected by law and stays with the holder for life unless the head of state is subject to impeachment. Yanukovych has not gone through this procedure.
Following the coup on February 22, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada dismissed Viktor Yanukovych and amended the constitution in order to schedule the next presidential election. Petro Poroshenko was elected the new President of Ukraine.Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Haziran 2015, 15:25