The first session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of sixth convocation has opened.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, chairman of the Preparatory Group Raisa Bohatyryova claimed that the authorities of lawmakers of the fifth convocation were terminated.

The State Hymn of Ukraine was performed in the chamber of parliament.

Members of the Cabinet of Ministers, headed by Prime Minister Victor Yanukovych, are present in the government’s box.

Representatives of the clergy, the diplomatic corps, accredited in Ukraine, also attend the session.