The General Directorate for migration, Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia officially assured that Viktor Yanukovych is placed within due to the state granted him temporary asylum, said the lawyer of ex-President Vitaly Serdyuk.
"your inquiry of July 4, 2016, reports the following: the citizen of Ukraine Yanukovych Victor Fedorovich,..., granted temporary asylum in the territory of the Russian Federation, as evidenced by a certificate on granting temporary asylum in the territory of the Russian Federation, series WU n 0107999 issued by the FMS of Russia in the Rostov region ", – quotes "Interfax-Ukraine" the response of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia from September 29 to request a lawyer of Viktor Yanukovych.
the lawyer explained that this document refutes common first secondhand information as if the change Viktor Yanukovych citizenship. On Thursday the constitutional court of Ukraine has scheduled the consideration of the legality of the deprivation of Yanukovych the title of President. According to the Constitution the title of President of Ukraine is protected by legislative act and saved him for life, unless the President was removed from office by impeachment. Recall, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in February 2015, adopted the Law, which involves the deprivation of Yanukovych honorary title of President. The decision was supported by 281 people's choice in the 226 needed. Glad this Decision was explained by the fact that Yanukovych " unconstitutional method withdrew from performing the powers of the President of Ukraine, which threatened the governability of the country, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and led to mass violation of the rights and freedoms of citizens ". The law came into force. However, later on, in June 2015, Poroshenko has submitted a representation to the constitutional court of Ukraine in which asks to recognise as unconstitutional the Law on deprivation of Viktor Yanukovych honorary title of President. At that time the head of the state Duma international Affairs Alexei Pushkov said that Petro Poroshenko confirmed the fact of the coup in the country, appealing to the constitutional court of Ukraine on the law on deprivation of Viktor Yanukovych of the title of President. Recall, 22 February 2014, Ukraine saw a change of power with signs of a coup, the Verkhovna Rada dismissed the head of the country Viktor Yanukovych from power, after which he fled the state in the Russian Federation. The Verkhovna Rada changed the Constitution and scheduled early presidential elections, the results of which became the new President Poroshenko. The procedure of impeachment concerning Yanukovych has not been carried out.