Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's decree on the early termination of the powers of the Verkhovna Rada and the appointment of early elections on July 21, 2019 has been published in the government's official newspaper Uriadovy Kurier.
Thus, decree No. 303/2019 of May 21 may be considered as entered into force, according to 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"Guided by Part 2 of Article 77, Parts 6 and 7 of Article 83, Paragraph 1 of Part 2 of Article 90 of the Constitution of Ukraine and in accordance with Paragraphs 7 and 8 of Part 1 of Article 106 of the Constitution of Ukraine, I hereby decree: 1. To terminate the powers of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the eighth convocation ahead of time. 2. To appoint early elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on July 21, 2019," the document says.
Zelensky also ordered the government to provide funding for early parliamentary elections.
The decree comes into force on the day of its publication.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky on May 21 signed a decree disbanding the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament.