The Verkhovna Rada committee on the regulation and organization of the parliamentary work has rejected a draft resolution on the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk as it does not meet the Constitution and laws of Ukraine, said First Deputy Chairman of Committee Pavlo Pynzenyk, the press service of the People's Front party reported.
According to the decision of the committee, the relevant resolution violates the Constitution, the law "On the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine," and the regulations of the Verkhovna Rada.
The Committee notes that on February 16, the Verkhovna Rada considered the draft resolution "On the responsibility of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (on the adoption of the resolution of no confidence in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine)," which failed to score the required number of votes of MPs.
"Therefore, the dismissal of the prime minister of Ukraine is impossible on this basis," the document says.
In addition, the law "On the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine" stipulates that the Prime Minister has the right to announce his resignation to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
"As of today, Yatsenyuk has not yet submitted the letter of resignation to the Verkhovna Rada," the committee said.
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"In addition, neither the Constitution of Ukraine, nor the Law of Ukraine "On the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine" contains provisions on the possibility of initiating the issue of the resignation of Prime Minister of Ukraine by an MP," the committee added.
In addition, the committee sent the relevant opinion to Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman to return the draft resolution to MP without its inclusion on the agenda and consideration by the plenary.