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Ukrainian Parliament deprives Yanukovych of status of President

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted unprecedented decision in the history of Ukrainian parliamentary the withdrawal of the title of President of Ukraine.

Ukrainian Parliament deprives Yanukovych of status of President

Today, the Ukrainian Parliament voted for the law on deprivation of Viktor Yanukovych of the title of President of Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports.

281 deputies out of 313 registered in the session hall voted for the decision.

According to the warrant, the former head of the Ukrainian state Viktor Yanukovych loses the title of President of Ukraine and all benefits related to this status.

The law will enter into force on the day after its publication in the newspaper of the Verkhovna Rada's Holos Ukrainy newspaper (Voice of Ukraine – Ed.).

The explanatory memorandum to the law notes that February 25, 2010 Yanukovych was elected as President of Ukraine.

By Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada No 757-VII of February 22, 2014, it was found that the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych withdrew himself from exercising constitutional powers in unconstitutional manner and is one that does not fulfill his obligations.

By Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada No 764-VII of February 23, 2014 the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov was entrusted to discharge the duties of the President of Ukraine in accordance with Article 112 of the Constitution of Ukraine. He served the functions of the head of state until the inauguration of Petro Poroshenko in late May.

It should be recalled that January 19, 2015 at the request of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv ordered to remand the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in custody.

The restraint allows the investigators of the Prosecutor General's Office to demand extradition of Yanukovych from the territory of the Russian Federation.