Skip to comments.Yushchenko called on law-enforcement bosses not to waiste [sic] time
Posted on 04/16/2007 6:25:43 AM PDT by A. Pole
Victor Yushchenko has met with leaders of Ukraines law enforcement agencies and military units, according to the President`s press-office.
Prosecutor General Oleksandr Medvedko, Defense Minister Anatoly Hrytsenko, Interior Minister Mykhailo Korniyenko (acting), Security Service Chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko (acting), Border Service Chief Mykola Lytvyn, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Kyrychenko, Interior Forces Commander Oleksandr Kikhtenko, Intelligence Service Chief Oleksandr Halaka, External Intelligence Service Chief Mykola Malomuzh, and State Guard Chief Petro Plyuta were present at the meeting, as well as Secretariat Chief of Staff Viktor Baloha, Security Council Secretary Vitaly Haiduk, Head of the Secretariat Law Enforcement Office Valeriy Halatey and Head of the Security and Defense Policy Office Mykhailo Yursa.
The President demanded that they work hard to preserve law and order in the country and ensure the enforcement and implementation of his decree disbanding parliament.
Do not waste your time. The President signed the decree. I expect you to implement it.
This is your function. You have to demonstrate to 48 million of Ukrainian citizens that there is law in Ukraine and that their fundamental right to vote will be observed, he said, adding that the countrys law enforcement agencies, particularly the Prosecutor Generals Office, must immediately react to any violation of laws by those defying the dissolution order.
He asked them to make sure that their institutions work publicly and inform their colleagues and society about their regular meetings with him.
Yushchenko described the situation in the country as stable and under control.
At the same time, I would like to hear about your effective measures to maintain stability in the country, he said
Why did he do that?
Orange Revolution bump
A preview of the Hillary Clinton presidency. ;)
The parliament is led by pro-Russians who the president’s supporters say are trying to get a 2/3 majority to overrule him.
The president’s side says Russian bribe money is being used to buy off the president’s party members in parliament to get them to switch sides.
The president thinks Russia is trying to undermine Ukranian soverignty.
Because his political base was shrinking: his support is around 7% now and his former allies are deserting him and joining the ruling coalition.
Whether his "decree" is enforced is not certain. The Ukrainian Constitution provides for disbanding of parliament only in three cases 1 - when no majority could be formed for more than 30 days, 2 - when no government was formed for more than 60 days and 3 when parliament did not execute its duties for more than 30 days (article 90).
There is no other constitutional provision. The present parliament was working and majority government was formed long time ago.
Putin would never ever do anything like that. He’s too busy rustling up 9,000 police to run down 3,000 agitators led by a chess champion and other men, women and children who are endangering Russia.
And helping the poor Russians in Georgia who are being persucuted by having to drink Georgian wine.