Kiev – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on Tuesday to immediately disband the national parliament and hold snap elections for the legislature on July 21.
“The main argument for dissolving the Verkhovna Rada is an extremely low trust of Ukrainian citizens in this institution,” Zelensky said at a meeting with the legislature’s leadership.
Zelensky, sworn in as president this week, called for the Verkhovna Rada to be disbanded in his inauguration speech. Many members of the legislature have connections with the former president.
Zelensky claimed on Tuesday that he has the authority to disband the legislature because “since 2016 there has …read more
Source: Independent Online