Maksym Stepanov said that the decision of President Petro Poroshenko on his dismissal is not constitutional and has no legal force. Stepanov said this at a press conference on Monday, April 8.
It should be noted that the decree on the dismissal of Stepanov was signed by Petro Poroshenko on the site of the President of Ukraine.
“Today, a few hours ago, on the President’s website, a decree was issued on my dismissal from the office. A weird document. Every lawyer can say that it is not lawful, the president has gone beyond the law and the constitution… The president can appoint and dismiss governors on the documents submitted by the Cabinet of Ministers. There are no other rights to dispose of the state administration posts,” Stepanov said.
He also said that last Friday, during the visit of Poroshenko to Odesa, the president had offered him to sign resignation. However, Stepanov refused.