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Oleksandr Turchynov assumes duties as Ukraine's Commander-in-Chief

KIEV, Feb. 26 — Speaker of Ukraine’s 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 country’s laws. The decision to this effect was supported by 316 lawmakers. (PNA/Itar-Tass)


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