He said at a morning meeting of parliament on Thursday, July 24 that after the
elections to the Verkhovna Rada the Ukrainian Communist Party faction
included 33 MPs.
“As of June 1, 2014, this faction was reduced to 23 MPs, which is
significantly less than the minimum number of faction members… On this
basis, I am announcing the dissolution of the Ukrainian Communist Party
faction,” Turchynov said.
“I hope that the Communist faction will never be represented in
parliament,” he added, describing the dissolution of the Communist Party
faction as a “historic event.”