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Article 85

The authority of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine include:

1) introducing amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine within the limits and under the procedure specified in Chapter XIII of this Constitution;

2) designating an All-Ukrainian referendum on issues referred to in Article 73 of this Constitution;

3) adopting laws;

4) approving the State Budget of Ukraine and introducing amendments thereto; exercising control over the implementation of the State Budget of Ukraine and adopting decision in regard to the report on its implementation;

5) determining the principles of domestic and foreign policy;

6) approving national programmes of economic, scientific and technical, social, national and cultural development, and of the protection of the environment;

7) calling elections of the President of Ukraine within the terms specified in this Constitution;

8) hearing annual and special messages of the President of Ukraine on the internal and external situation of Ukraine;

9) declaring war upon the submission by the President of Ukraine and concluding peace; approving a decision by the President of Ukraine on the use of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military units in the event of armed aggression against Ukraine;

10) removing the President of Ukraine from office under a special procedure (impeachment) as provided for in Article 111 of this Constitution;

11) considering and adopting a decision in regard to the approval of the Programme of Activity of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;

12) appointing to office - upon the submission by the President of Ukraine - the Prime Minister of Ukraine, the Minister of Defence of Ukraine, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine; appointing to office - upon the submission by the Prime Minister of Ukraine - other members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Chairperson of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the Head of the State Committee on Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine, and the Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine; dismissing from office the officials mentioned above; deciding on the resignation of the Prime Minister of Ukraine and of members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;

121) appointing to office and dismissing from office - upon the submission by the President of Ukraine - the Head of the Security Service of Ukraine;

13) exercising control over activities of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, in accordance with this Constitution and law;

14) confirming decisions on loans and economic aid to be granted by Ukraine to foreign states and international organisations and also decisions on the receipt by Ukraine of loans not envisaged by the State Budget of Ukraine from foreign states, banks and international financial organisations; exercising control over the use of such funds;

15) adopting the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukrane;

16) appointing to office and dismissing from office the Chairperson and other members of the Chamber of Accounting;

17) appointing to office and dismissing from office the Authorised Human Rights Representative of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; hearing his or her annual reports on the situation with regard to the observance and protection of human rights and freedoms in Ukraine;

18) appointing to office and dismissing from office the Head of the National Bank of Ukraine upon the submission by the President of Ukraine; 

19) appointing to office and dismissing one-half of the membership of the Council of the National Bank of Ukraine;

20) appointing to office and dismissing one-half of the membership of the National Council of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting;

21) appointing to office and dismissing from office, upon the submission of the President of Ukraine, the members of the Central Electoral Commission;

22) approving the general structure and numerical strength of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, other military units created in accordance with laws of Ukraine, and of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, as well as defining their functions;

23) approving decisions on providing military assistance to other states, on sending units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to a foreign state, or on admitting units of armed forces of foreign states onto the territory of Ukraine;

24) establishing national symbols of Ukraine;

25) granting consent for appointment to office and dismissal by the President of Ukraine of the Prosecutor General; expressing no-confidence in the Prosecutor General resulting in his or her dismissal from office:

(26) appointment of one-third of the composition of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine;

27) deleted;

28) early termination of the authority of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea where the Constitutional Court of Ukraine finds that the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has violated the Constitution of Ukraine or laws of Ukraine; calling special elections to the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;

29) establishing and abolishing districts, establishing and altering the boundaries of districts and cities, assigning localities to the category of cities, naming and renaming localities and districts;

30) calling regular and special elections to bodies of local self-government;

31) giving its approval to decrees by the President of Ukraine - within two days from the moment of the President's address - on introducing a state of martial law or of emergency in Ukraine or in its some areas, on declaring total or partial mobilisation, and on declaring particular areas to be ecological emergency zones;

32) granting consent - by adopting a law - to the binding nature of international treaties of Ukraine and denouncing international treaties of Ukraine;

33) exercising parliamentary control within the scope provided for by this Constitution and law;

34) adopting decisions on forwarding an inquiry to the President  of Ukraine at request by a People's Deputy of Ukraine, a group of People's Deputies of Ukraine or by a Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, provided that such a request has been previously supported by no less than one- third of the constitutional composition of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;

35) appointing to office and dismissing the Head of Staff of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; approving the budget of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the structure of its staff;

36) approving the list of objects owned by the State that are not subject to privatisation; establishing legal principles of the expropriation of objects of private ownership;

37) approving by law of the Constitution of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and amendments thereto.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine shall also exercise other powers falling within its competence under the Constitution of Ukraine.