KIEV, Feb. 26 — Speaker of Ukraines parliament Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov, who has been appointed interim president of Ukraine, has assumed the duties as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. A decree to this effect has been signed. Under Article 106 and Article 112 of the Constitution of Ukraine I enter into duties of commander-in-chief of Ukrainian Armed Forces, the decree says.
Earlier, the Rada vested Turchynov with powers to sign countrys laws. The decision to this effect was supported by 316 lawmakers. (PNA/Itar-Tass)