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Poroshenko Calling On Rada To Amend Law On In-Absentia Conviction Before February 25

Poroshenko Calling On Rada To Amend Law On In-Absentia Conviction Before February 25

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President Petro Poroshenko calls on the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to adopt this plenary week (February 21-25) the bill No. 5610 On Amendments to Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine that envisions improvement of mechanisms facilitating fulfillment of tasks within criminal procedure.

The press-service of the President of Ukraine has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko, who was also present at the meeting, pointed out the importance of adoption of the said bill this week.

He also said that once the bill is adopted, the indictment against former president Viktor Yanukovych will be filed to court within 10 days.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wants Viktor Yanukovych to be deprived of the title 'President' by a court.

President Poroshenko said at a meeting with families of the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred it was highly important to accomplish the trial of Yanukovych as soon as possible and urged the Parliament to endorse amendments to the Law on Trial in Absentia to transfer accusations against Viktor Yanukovych to the court.

"To deprive him of the title of President in the court. Because the court establishes guilt and the parliament provides a political assessment only,” the presidential press service quoted President Poroshenko as saying.

On February 4, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine deprived Viktor Yanukovych of the title 'President'.

Article 105 of the Constitution reads that the title of 'President' is guarded by the law and is given for life if a president is not dismissed from the post under the impeachment procedures.

Under Article 108 of the Fundamental Law, President's powers can be discontinued ahead of time in the event of: resignation, impossibility to discharge duties for reasons of health; ousting through impeachment; or death.

President Poroshenko signed the law depriving Yanukovych of the title 'President' on 17 June 2015.

On 19 June 2015, President Poroshenko submitted his constitutional motion to the Constitutional Court with a request to asset the constitutionality of the law depriving Yanukovych the title.

According to President Poroshenko, the Verkhovna Rada exceeded its constitutional authorities and acted breaching Article 6, Section 2 of Article 19, Section 2 of Article 19, and section 2 of Article 85 of the Constitution of Ukraine.

The said provisions of the Constitution in particular envision that state bodies have to act in the frames of the Constitution and Laws.

Besides, President Poroshenko said that the Verkhovna Rada violated provisions of Section 3 of Article 105 of the Constitution that envision that the rank of a President is assign for term of life, except for the cases of impeachment.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on 19 October 2016, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine commenced consideration of constitutionality of the law stripping Viktor Yanukovych of the President title.

Lutsenko said that in 2014, Yanukovych sent two letters to Russia requesting sending of troops to Ukraine.

One of those letters was addressed to President of the Russian Federation and the second one to the State Duma (the Parliament of Russia).