UN recognizes that Yanukovych is no longer President of Ukraine

10:01, 07 March 2014
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In the United Nations as an official document there is a letter of Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Yuriy Sergeyev addressed to President of the Security Council that challenges the validity of request of Victor Yanukovych to the Russian military forces to use force at the territory of Ukraine.

UN recognizes that Yanukovych is no longer President of Ukraine / un.org

It is said at the official web site of international organization.

It is said that “in accordance with paragraph 23 of article 85 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the Parliament of Ukraine has exclusive power to approve a decision on the admission of foreign military forces into the territory of Ukraine”.

At the sitting of the Council on Monday, March 3, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin submitted the letter of Yanukovych to the President of Russia with a request “to use its military forces for the restoration of law and order, peace and stability, as well as for the protection of the population of Ukraine”.

In the letter of the ambassador of Ukraine Sergeyev it is noted that Yanukovych is no longer a legitimate President of Ukraine: “Viktor Yanukovych, at the time of the most severe crisis that our country has ever faced, left the capital of Ukraine for an unknown destination, failing, thus, to exercise his official duties as the head of State”.

It is also said in the letter that “This legal fact has been established by the Parliament of Ukraine by a constitutional majority vote, supported, inter alia, by representatives of the former ruling Party of Regions”.

“Oleksandr Turchynov is supposed to fulfil the duties of Acting President of Ukraine until a new President of Ukraine is elected in a nation-wide vote scheduled for 25 May 2014”, it is noted in the letter.

The Permanent Representative of Ukraine noted that “the request of Viktor Yanukovych addressed to the President of the Russian Federation to use its military forces in Ukraine may not be regarded as an official request of Ukraine”.

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