The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine will ensure that President Yushchenko’s decree to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada and call a fresh parliamentary election is implemented, NSDCU Secretary Vitaly Haiduk told reporters on Thursday, according to the President`s press-office.
“…The [National Security and Defense] Council believes that the presidential decree to dissolve parliament is aimed at resolving the political crisis and corresponds to the country’s national interests,” he said.
Thus the Security Council obliges the government of Ukraine to provide money for the election from the reserve fund by April 7 and register visas for official observers representing foreign countries and international organizations, he said.
Yaroslav Davydovych, Chairman of the Central Election Commission, presented a report during the meeting.
Under Ukraine’s Constitution, today`s resolution by Security Council will be signed by Victor Yushchenko and therefore become obligatory for implementation.
Acting Security Chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko told reporters the Security Service believes “Ukraine’s national security interest demands holding an early election.” He said the Security Service would help local election commissions work to ensure that the citizens of Ukraine can elect their representatives on time.
Foreign Minister Yatsenyuk said Ukraine’s polls abroad would be ready for the campaign after its official start.