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21 February 2017, 09:37

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LPR activists urge OSCE, Ukrainian lawmakers to check February 2014 parliament resolutions for compliance with law

Lugansk People’s Republic’s activists gathered more than 11, 000 signatures in support of the statement urging the OSCE, Ukrainian lawmakers and Ukrainian ombudsperson to check the resolutions passed by Ukraine’s Verkhovnaya Rada (parliament) in February 2014 for compliance with the Constitution.

The document also demands that the Venice Commission (an advisory body of the Council of Europe, composed of independent experts in the field of constitutional law) be requested to look into whether the resolutions had violated Ukraine’s Fundamental Law.

LPR activists’ action followed the ruling by Moscow’s Dorogomilovskiy district court which said that the 2014 Maidan (Independence Square) events were a government overthrow. The court satisfied the claim by former Ukrainian lawmaker Vladimir Oleinik, who intends to take his case to European bodies as well.

Oleinik maintains that the statement alleging that the 2014 events happened in Ukraine’s legal space is false and that the ousting of former President Viktor Yanukovich and related events were a government overthrow which led to a war.

LuganskMediaCentre — 21 February — Lugansk