November, 29

Zelensky introduces bill on lustration of everyone who was in power before him to parliament

07/12/2019 01:17:47 pm
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has submitted a bill on lustration to the Verkhovna Rada. This is reported on the website of the Rada.

The bill is defined as urgent. It is noted that the purpose and task of the draft law is to improve the mechanism for clearing the government, taking into account the comments and suggestions of the state bodies responsible for conducting the inspection.

"In order to terminate the further abuse of power, official position during the performance of official duties, avoidance of responsibility for actions aimed at enrichment, the draft law expanded the categories of posts for which measures for the power clearance (lustration) are being carried out, as well as some criteria for the power clearance", - the explanatory note said.

As previously reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky proposed to conduct the lustration of all the top officials and deputies, who worked during the presidency of Petro Poroshenko. He stated this in his video message posted on Facebook. "I propose to add to the list of posts falling under lustration: the president of Ukraine, all people's deputies of Ukraine, the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, members of the government, the prosecutor general, the head of the SBU, the heads of the Antimonopoly Committee and State Property Fund, the heads of the State Fiscal Service and Customs, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, the leadership of defense enterprises that held positions from February 23, 2014 to May 19, 2019", - the president noted.