On May 29, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy submitted a draft law on special procedure for dismissal of the President from office (impeachment) to the Verkhovna Rada. It was stated by Advisor to the President of Ukraine - Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk at the briefing. Also, the Head of State once again submitted an appeal to the Parliament as regards consideration of the bill on the abolition of parliamentary immunity (No. 7203), which has already been registered.
"It would be fair to submit these two draft laws together," Ruslan Stefanchuk said.
According to him, the procedure of impeachment should be regulated by a separate law. On the contrary, it is now "scattered" in various documents (in particular, the regulations of the Verkhovna Rada and the draft law on interim investigation commissions).
"To date, the Verkhovna Rada does not have a holistic draft law on impeachment as a separate procedure. We embarked on a normal, fair path. We do not hide these norms in any other laws," the Representative of the President in the Parliament noted.
According to the Advisor to the Head of State, Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s team is also working over the initiatives related to the liability for non-personal voting - “pushing the buttons”, absence of MPs, conflict of interests during the voting for the laws, as well as the draft laws on popular sovereignty, fight against corruption and illicit enrichment.
Ruslan Stefanchuk also reminded that the President would not sign the laws adopted in violation of the procedure.
"We must learn to live adhering to the rules. "Pushing the buttons" is not the way out. Submitting the issue to the voting 30 times is not the way out. Democracy is the rule of procedures. Therefore, the procedure is important for us," he stressed.