Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, Dmytro Razumkov has said there are no grounds for disbanding parliament yet.
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"There was a decision of the Constitutional Court in 2004, which clearly defined if the Verkhovna Rada does not gather for the scheduled meetings within 30 days, there are grounds for its dissolution. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the 9th convocation has never had such a situation when it did not gather for the scheduled meetings," Razumkov said.
He stressed he sees no legal basis for the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada.
"I honestly do not see these grounds. And it is hardly possible to go contrary to the decisions of the Constitution and the Constitutional Court," the speaker said.
Earlier today, on April 29, Chairman of the Servant of the People parliamentary faction David Arakhamia said the president was not going to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada yet.