The ex-Minister of justice Oleksandr Lavrynovych, the defendant in cases of seizure of state power by Viktor Yanukovych in 2010, argues that in the process of rolling back the Constitution of 1996 are “just doing their functional duties,” the head of the Ministry of justice. He told about it on air of TV channel 112 Ukraine.

“What are the issues of violation of something, if it was purely functional responsibilities, which are in no way involved in the subject matter? Changes to the Constitution accepted in the Parliament, the procedure of their adoption are described in the 13th section of the Constitution. Violation of this procedure is a sufficient basis for consideration by the Constitutional court… the Ministry of justice in this case publishes the decisions of the constitutional court, this duty,” he said.

According to the ex-Minister of the SIC, in its decision in 2010 not returned by a previous version of the Constitution, “declared unconstitutional the law, which was amended to the Constitution in December 2004”.

“Almost all political forces who were at that time, initiated the repeal of the law as a violation of the procedure of amending the Constitution,” – said Lavrynovych, noting that with this requirement in those years, in particular, was made by Our Ukraine – people’s self-defense and the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc.

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Also former head of the Ministry of justice believes that the government “really need a crime for Yanukovych, that it was somehow justified.”

The firm added that in 2010 he “was simply in the position of” Minister of justice and performed “purely technical” work.

Today, September 6, the Prosecutor General’s office said Yanukovych, Lavrynovych and about suspicion in criminal proceedings about the violent seizure of state power in 2010.




Lavrynovych about the case about the seizure of power: I just acted 06.09.2017

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