Justice Minister of Ukraine Oleksander Lavrynovych considers illegitimate the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to suspend Nestor Shufrych from the post of the Emergency Minister, and Mykola Rudkovskiy from the post of the Transport and Communication Minister.
According to an UNIAN correspondent, O.Lavrynovych claimed this to a government’s session today.
“Such an agency as the Security Council, which is stipulated by the Constitution of Ukraine, has authorities in line with the Law on the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. The authority to consider staff issues, concerning the government, is not among the Security Council’s authorities. The Constitution absolutely clearly sets out the principles of forming the staff of the Cabinet of Ministers and its suspending.
The decision that was approved does not correspond to the Constitution, as well as to the Law on the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine”, O.Lavrynovych stressed.
Besides, according to him, the very staff of the Security Council does not correspond to demands of article 6 of the Law on the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. “As of today, the Security Council includes persons, who cannot be its members in line with the law. That is why, basing on this fact, almost all the decisions, adopted by the Council, are illegitimate”, the Minister stressed.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on 4 September the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine decided to suspend Transportation Minister Mykola Rudkovsky and Emergency Situations Minister Nestor Shufrych. President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko said both ministers were “personally responsible for serious failures.”
“Rudkovsky has failed to take measures to boost railroad security. Shufrych has failed to responsibly react to numerous natural disasters which have occurred recently in many regions of Ukraine,” he said.