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The former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko opposed the initiative of the current head of state Vladimir Zelensky to extend the lustration laws. On Friday, July 12, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
According to Poroshenko, such initiatives are inspired by anti-Ukrainian forces and are proof of blatant Pro-Russian revenge. “Today, sounded fantastic initiative to lustrate all of 2014 to 2019 were in the Executive or legislative power. Those who defended the state, built the state. Lyustrirovat in order to make room for the “fifth column”,” — said the politician.
The former President also said that the idea of lustration attempt to replace the Patriotic politicians “puppets who will carry out the orders of the Kremlin.”
July 12, Zelensky was registered in the Verkhovna Rada the bill according to which former head of state Petro Poroshenko and his entourage will not be able to hold public office. Under the amendments, developed by a team Zelensky, under lustration can get all members of the government and the Verkhovna Rada, including the speaker of Parliament, heads of the Prosecutor General, security Service, national security Council and defense, fiscal and customs services, the Antimonopoly Committee and top managers of defense enterprises, which held their positions since February 23, 2014 to may 19, 2019.
The ambassadors of the countries “the Big seven” have criticized the document, saying that the current situation in Ukraine is not comparable to that which occurred after Euromaidan — mass protest actions in Kiev in 2013-2014.
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