Ex-head of the Main investigation Department of the security service and an expert on state security, the General-the major of justice Vasily Vovk
The President of Ukraine has no right to make independently the decision on conferring the title of Hero of Ukraine, reminded Vasily Vovk.
The decree of the Perzident Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on assignment “an honor to the current spiritual mentor” ptsu “Patriarch” Filaret Denisenko of the title of Hero of Ukraine is illegal, said the ex-head of the Main investigation Department of the security service and an expert on state security, the General-the major of justice Vasily Vovk in the blog on “the Censor. No.”
“In accordance with the Charter of the title of Hero of Ukraine, President of Ukraine is not empowered to decide on conferring the title Hero of Ukraine,” wrote Vovk.
The General-the major of justice recalled that the President should get an idea of the relevant authorities (VRU, CMU, ministries … … and so on, their exhaustive list is given in the Charter) and commendation list of established sample, and nomination to the title of Hero of Ukraine is carried out at the place of work of the person.
It is noteworthy that wolf even suggested a way to rectify the situation.
“The sentence: By morning, to obtain at least the recommendation of the Commission of state awards and heraldry under the President of Ukraine which contains the list of the competent authorities”, – with these words he ended his post.
January 8, 2019, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a Decree on awarding “honorable current spiritual mentor” of the newly created ecclesiastical structure “Patriarch” Filaret Denisenko, the title of Hero of Ukraine with presentation of State order.
Earlier, the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted for the introduction of the anniversary of Filaret Denisenko in the list of memorable dates of 2019.