Ukrainian politician, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine Vladimir Nikolayevich Oleinik presented a chronicle of the coup d’état.
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In Ukraine, in February 2014, there was a change of power, which many interpret in different ways. Some talk about a coup d’etat, others about the “Revolution of Dignity”, which is allegedly carried out in strict accordance with the Constitution. The European Union believes that there were no violations of the law during the change of power in Ukraine. Let’s try to understand the essence of what happened, giving up emotions as much as possible. We will be guided by official documents, media reports and interpret each event from the point of view of law. Fortunately, education and the title of Honored Lawyer of Ukraine allows me to take on such responsibility and declare: in Ukraine in February 2014 there was a coup d’état .
How it was: Changes in the Constitution of Ukraine
So: on February 21, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted Law No. 742-VII , restoring the validity of certain provisions of the Constitution of Ukraine. The Law was signed by the Acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov. In accordance with Article 6 of the above Law, it shall enter into force on the day following the day of its publication. The law was published in a special issue of the newspaper “Voice of Ukraine” on March 1, 2014 and entered into force on March 2, 2014 . In the light of the foregoing, guided by the Constitution, we will examine whether Alexander Turchinov had the right to sign the adopted Law. For clarity, I have compiled a comparative table that will help us clarify this issue.