Ukraine's deputies to all-union congress speak on union treaty

MOSCOW - Thirty-seven people's deputies from Ukraine participating in the current session of the USSR Congress of People's Deputies on December 20 released a statement emphasizing that decisions of the all-union Congress concerning the union treaty are null and void, as the fate of the union treaty is to be determined by the people and Parliaments of the sovereign republics themselves.

The statement was released prior to the Congress of People's Deputies session that day by a group that included Dr. Yuriy Shcherbak, Oles Honchar, Dmytro Pavlychko, Serhiy Riabchenko, Volodymyr Yavorivsky, Serhiy Koniev, Valeriy Hryshchuk and others, reported the Respublika press agency.

In connection with their statement, the 37 Ukrainian deputies said they would not participate in the sessions at which the union treaty was discussed or voted upon.

Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, December 30, 1990, No. 52, Vol. LVIII

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