Ukrainian President’s Statement is Forwarded towards Neutralization of Constitutional Court: Ukrainian Politician
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend A.Gasimova / Ukrainian politician, Director of Social Research Center "Sofia", Andrei Ermolayev, considers that the statement of the Ukrainian President, Victor Yuschenko, on illegitimacy of the Constitutional Court has been forwarded towards neutralization of the Constitutional Court. President Yuschenko charged the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine to make immediate legal assessment for the complicated situation in the Constitutional Court due to the violation of the Constitution and legislation. According to the President, the Constitutional Court will lose its legitimacy and will not be able to fulfill the function of maintaining the supremacy of the Key Law of the State in the complicated situation.
Ermolayev stated on 24 May by telephone that Yuschenko has been oriented regarding the political compromise, but is concerned that the Constitutional Court may significantly change the information and political situation with its verdicts. "Managing the Prosecutor General's Office seems a violation of the law. Such an effort is reflected in the task of the Prosecutor General's Office to clear up the activities of the Constitutional Court," the politician said. In addition, the appeal of the President contains an assessment position, but not constitutionality, which is contrary to the status of the President who is a guarantee of following the Constitution, but has not the right to deal with the constitutionality.
Over the last three months, fierce debates have been taking place over the parliamentary elections in Ukraine. President Victor Yuschenko issued an order fixing the date of the elections for 24 June, but the Parliament of Ukraine considers that it is technically impossible. The Head of the Ukrainian Constitutional Court, Ivan Dombrovsky retired with his own wish on 17 May. Implementing the responsibilities of the Head of the Constitutional Court was temporarily trusted on Dombrovsky's Deputy Valeria Pshenichni. Presently Pshenichni's status is under question because on 30 April together with other judges, he was dismissed from the post of judge by a Presidential decree.