Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the previous convocation Oleksandr Turchynov opened the session.
The anthem was performed by chorus. After that new Members of Parliament exclaimed greeting ‘Glory to Ukraine! – Glory to Heroes!’.
The opening of the ceremonial session was at 10.00 am.
The deputies formed the ruling coalition. It includes 302 MPs and bears the name ‘European Ukraine’.
Former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has again been elected for the same positions.
Previously we reported that terrorists fired at their own positions by mistake due to absence of interaction between armed groups