17:43 11.04.2013

Yanukovych will sign bills passed outside parliament if they don't contradict law

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Yanukovych will sign bills passed outside parliament if they don't contradict law

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has charged lawyers with examining the bills passed during the "visiting" sitting of Verkhovna Rada and said he will take a decision only after the experts give their estimation.

"The laws have been approved, we saw that the majority separated. Now I'm asked not to sign the laws. Certainly, I'm setting a task to lawyers to check whether everything is as it should be to be sure that we won't break the law and that the courts won't cancel them," Yanukovych said at a meeting the employees of the Everi company in Mykolaiv on Thursday.

However, the head of the state said that he has no right to violate the law.

"I'll take a decision based on the conclusions of the experts," the president said.

As reported, on April 4, the majority MPs held a sitting in the lecture hall of Verkhovna Rada committee, since the parliamentary session hall at Hrushevskoho Street was blocked by the opposition. During the sitting a number of laws were given final approval, and about ten were approved at first reading.

Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Rybak signed the laws and passed them to the president.

The parliamentary opposition said the approved bills are illegal, while the parliamentary majority, claimed that they are legitimate.

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