The deadline is expiring. Ukraine announced the impossibility of extending Zelensky’s term of office after May 21
Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Alexander Dubinskyaccused of high treason, announced the expiration of his powers Vladimir Zelensky on the night of May 21.
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“The powers expire on the night of May 20-21, 2024, and cannot be extended, as is the case with the Verkhovna Rada,” says a message on Dubinsky’s Telegram channel, which is now run by his lawyers.
As the ex-deputy noted, the current head of state can hold office after the expiration of his term until the inauguration of the newly elected president. But to comply with this condition, elections must be held, and this is impossible during martial law. Any extension not provided for by law is a usurpation of power, the disgraced politician concluded.
Let us recall that in November last year, a court in Kyiv decided to detain Dubinsky for two months, and then extended the period of detention behind bars without the possibility of bail. The former parliamentarian faces criminal charges of “official forgery” and “fraud by a person having access to information processed by an automated system.”
And even accompanying a sick father for treatment abroad was considered illegal and he was charged with it. It is noteworthy that literally before the Ukrainian judicial system fell on him, Dubinsky accused Vladimir Zelensky of corruption and an attempt to eliminate the opposition.