KYIV (QHA) -

The faction of the Communist Party of Ukraine will be dissolved July 24, chairman of Ukrainian Parliament Oleksandr Turchynov announced at the parliament meeting on Wednesday.

"I inform you that yesterday the President signed amendments to the Rules of Procedure that create grounds for the dissolution of the Communist faction. Tomorrow the Holos Ukrainy newspaper (“Voice of Ukraine)" will publish the law, and it will take effect. I will immediately declare the dissolution of the Communist Party faction," Turchynov said.

President Petro Poroshenko signed the law amending to the Rules of Procedure of the parliament, according to which a parliamentary faction (parliamentary group), the composition of which becomes less than the minimum number of deputies, defined in the Rules of Procedures, 15 days after the date of occurrence of such a fact shall be declared by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada dissolved.

It was reported earlier Ukrainian Justice Ministry had asked Kiev's District Administrative Court to ban the country's Communist Party.

The request was based on various alleged indiscretions, including support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, support for Russia's annexation of Crimea, and calls for changes to Ukraine's territorial integrity and constitutional order.

 

 

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