Vladimir Zilinskaite: Reuters
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky willing to lustrated officials of times of his predecessor Petro Poroshenko initially knew about the absence of prospects for this initiative in Parliament. About it in interview to Agency of the UNIAN was declared by the lawyer of the Center for political and legal reforms Bohdan Bondarenko.
According to him, on 12 July, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine held its last plenary meeting before the early elections to the Parliament. The President submitted a draft law yesterday, July 11. And although the document had the status of the emergency, the deputies did not even made changes in the agenda, to consider. In order for the bill Zelensky reviewed the new composition of the Verkhovna Rada, it will need to re-submit to the Parliament after the elections. “This initiative has no legislative future. She has a future is that in the information plane as a PR stunt. And it is focused primarily on the consolidation of the electorate,” said the lawyer.
In addition, the questions raised and the contents of the bill, said Bondarenko. So, the presidential bill envisages lustration of officials who have held elected positions, including President, the speaker of Parliament, deputies of regional and city councils. The implementation of this provision requires amendments to the Constitution of the country.
Also, according to the lawyer, the current lustration law, which prohibits a person from holding public office officials of President Viktor Yanukovych, is still under consideration of the constitutional court of Ukraine. “So while the constitutional court’s decisions concerning lustration no, too early to talk about its compliance with the basic law,” said Bondarenko.
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. Poroshenko called the initiative a proof of blatant Pro-Russian revenge.
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