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.
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
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.
to 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 freedoms.
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
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.
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.