The powers of the
President of Ukraine are stipulated by Chapter V of the Constitution of Ukraine,
which defines the rights and responsibilities of the President as Head of
State, the election procedure, and provides for the possibility of his/her
dismissal from office and termination of his/her powers.
President is due
to prevent any actions of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of
power that directly or indirectly infringe the fundamental Law of Ukraine.
With the aim of fulfilling this duty the President is vested with
corresponding authorities. He is empowered to suspend decisions of government
bodies and veto laws passed by the Verkhovna Rada.
President is the Guarantor of state sovereignty and
territorial integrity of Ukraine. In these terms his powers are stipulated
by Article 102 of the Constitution of Ukraine and impose on him the duty to
make decisions and act in order to defend and consolidate the state
sovereignty, to secure the integrity and inviolability of Ukraine’s territory
within the limits of the existing borders.
Article 102 of the Constitution of Ukraine, as the Guarantor of citizens’
rights and freedoms, the President is empowered to revoke acts of government
bodies and branches of power in order to protect citizens’ rights and
powers within domestic policy are stipulated by Article 106 of the
Constitution of Ukraine. According to the Constitution and the laws of
Ukraine the President of Ukraine issues decrees and orders, which are binding
on the territory of Ukraine. President cooperates with all branches of power,
appoints and dismisses Government officials and executive authorities,
attends the Government’s meetings and has his/her representatives in the
Constitutional Court of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada.
In terms of foreign policy the Presidential
powers are stipulated by Article 102 and 106 (items 3, 4 and 5) of the
Constitution of Ukraine. The President as Head of State acts on behalf of
Ukraine, represents Ukraine on the international scene, negotiates and signs
international treaties and is in charge of foreign policy of the state.
President is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed
Forces of Ukraine in accordance with Article 106 of the Constitution of
Ukraine. In the event of an armed aggression against Ukraine, the President
makes decisions on the use of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. President heads
the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.