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Mykola Katerynchuk was summoned for questioning to the Prosecutor General`s Office

06/02/2017 13:50


The leader of the European Party of Ukraine, the Deputy of Ukraine of IV, V, VI and VII convocations received a summon for questioning to the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine as a witness in criminal proceedings on the fact of unconstitutional capture of a state power by Viktor Yanukovich.

In particular, prosecution investigates the circumstances of the termination of the parliamentary coalition “National development, stability and order” and the formation of the parliamentary coalition “Stability and Reforms” in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of VI convocation, and creating prerequisites for unlawful influence on judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine in decision-making, lawfulness and conditions of their appointment and dismissal in 2010.

As it was reported, on 5th March, 2010 the Deputy of Ukraine Mykola Katerynchuk appealed to the District Administrative Court of Kyiv to recognize as unlawful the declaration of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Lytvyn regarding the termination of the coalition, “National Development, stability and order,” consisting of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko, OU -NS and the Bloc of Lytvyn. The reason for this decision was called the lack of personal statements of MPs who were in the coalition.

Supporters of the coalition state that the requirement of the Chairman to submit signatures of at least 226 deputies from the coalition is contrary to the Constitution, because the day before a new law on Regulation was adopted, which first introduced the requirement to submit the signatures of individual members for the creation of the coalition, and which was not retroactive and could not relate to the establishment of the coalition in the past.

On 11th March, 2010 a new coalition “Stability and Reforms” was created. The new majority in Parliament included 235 members – representatives of the Party of Regions, the Communist Party, the Bloc of Lytvyn and some individual deputies. Mykola Azarov was appointed to the post of a Prime Minister. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the Cabinet of Ministers by 240 votes. The Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko announced about going into opposition.

Press service of the European Party of Ukraine