KIEV, November 1. / TASS /. The head of the political council of the Opposition Platform - For Life (Oppositional Platform for Life) party, Viktor Medvedchuk, called the draft law of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which proposes to terminate the powers of judges of the Constitutional Court, unconstitutional. This is stated in a message published on Sunday on the website of the HLE.
The head of state put forward the bill after the Constitutional Court (CC) of Ukraine found a significant part of the provisions of the law "On Prevention of Corruption" as inconsistent with the basic law of the country. Medvedchuk recalled that the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe on Saturday expressed concern about the proposal of the Ukrainian authorities to terminate the powers of judges of the Constitutional Court.
"I am sure that the decision of the Venice Commission should be a cold shower for Ukrainian President Zelensky and his entourage," Viktor Medvedchuk said. "The conclusion of the Venice Commission is clear: the termination of the powers of judges is a flagrant violation of the Constitution and the fundamental principle of separation of powers." "The establishment in the country of the dictatorship of legal nihilism and actions aimed at usurping power must not be allowed," Medvedchuk added.
The head of the political council of the OPSL called the actions of President Zelensky and his entourage unconstitutional, illegal, aimed at depriving the judiciary of independence. In his opinion, the political crisis caused by these circumstances was "largely provoked by direct pressure from the forces exercising external control over Ukraine."
According to Medvedchuk, Zelensky's entourage is trying to hide their desire to destroy the independence of the judiciary and make it pocketable behind some "agreements" with the ambassadors of the G7 countries. The head of the political council of the OPSJ said that these persons, like the President of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada, do not have the authority to dissolve the Constitutional Court and terminate the powers of its judges.
On October 27, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine recognized a significant part of the provisions of the law "On Prevention of Corruption" as inconsistent with the basic law of the country, in particular, on the need for officials to publish electronic declarations and check them. At an emergency meeting of the National Security and Defense Council on October 29, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Kiev would lose financial support from Western partners due to the court's decision on anti-corruption legislation. The head of state submitted to the country's parliament a bill proposing to terminate the powers of judges of the Constitutional Court and cancel his decision to declare.
Changes have been made to the news (11:11 Moscow time) - transmitted with the correction of a typo in the third paragraph