Ukraine: Yanukovych signed dictatorship laws and made a reshuffle of top officials
President Viktor Yanukovych has signed a law that Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted on Thursday, the press office of Ukrainian President informs.
Also Yanukovych signed a law «On amendments to the Law ‘On the Judicial System and Status of Judges’ and procedural laws for additional measures to protect a security of citizens».
He also signed law № 731- VII «On address and prevention the negative consequences of prosecution and punishment of persons on the events that took place during peaceful protests». According to this law riot-police «Berkut» who beat people on Maidan and from the Presidential Administration shall be exempt from liability.
What will now change in life of average Ukrainian according to these laws you can learn from infographics by Vadim Miskyi and CHESNO Movement.
Also, the presidential site posted a decree on dismissal of the head of the Presidential Administration Serhiy Liovochkin, Ukrainska Pravda reports.
After that President Viktor Yanukovych has dismissed the commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel General Gennadiy Vorobyov. A decree was posted on the website of the President. General Vorobyov worked commander of the Army of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in November 2009.
Some media published also the information about resignation of Press Secretary of President Daria Chepak and Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS, governmental think-tank) Andriy Ermolaev, with reference to the news agency Interfax.
What will now change in life of average Ukrainian according to dictatorship laws: