Zelensky's bill on expansion of lustration registered in Rada

13:00, 12 July 2019
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A bill, submitted by President Volodymyr Zelensky, on expanding lustration procedures to include the president, ministers, people's deputies, and other top officials who occupied positions from February 23, 2014, to May 19, 2019, and those who were not dismissed from their respective positions during this period on their own accord, has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada.

The corresponding draft law (No. 10444) of July 11, 2019 is posted on the parliament's website.

The bill says lustration shall apply to persons who held certain positions from February 23, 2014, to May 19, 2019, and who were not dismissed during this period on their own accord.

In particular, the draft law proposes extending lustration to the president, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, first deputy and deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, people's deputy, prime minister, first vice prime minister, vice prime minister, minister, and head of the central executive body which is not included in the Cabinet.

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Also, according to the document, lustration shall be applied to the governor of the National Bank, chair of the Antimonopoly Committee, head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine, chair of the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting, their first deputy and deputy, chair and/or member of the national commission for state regulation of natural monopolies, government regulation in the fields of communication and information, securities markets, and financial services, respectively.

In addition, it is the prosecutor general, head of the Security Service of Ukraine, head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, head of the National Guard, head of the central executive body, which ensures the formation and implementation of the state tax and/or customs policy, tax police, head of the central body of the executive branch, which ensures the formation and implementation of the state policy in the field of civil protection, their first deputy and deputy.

Also, the bill on the cleansing of power applies to the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, their first deputy and deputy, head of the Presidential Administration, head of the State Affairs Department, head of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers, government ombudsman for anti-corruption policy, their first deputy and deputy, member of the High Council of Justice (except for the head of the Supreme Court of Ukraine), member of the High Council of Judiciary (except for the head of the Supreme Court), member of the High Qualifications Commission of Judges of Ukraine, chair of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine, their deputy, head and deputy head of an independent structural unit of the central body (office) of the PGO, SBU, the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the central executive body that ensures the formation or implementation of the state tax or customs policy, the tax police, head and deputy head of the territorial (regional) prosecutor's office, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the central executive body that ensures the formation or implementation of the state tax or customs policy, the tax police in the regions and the city of Kyiv and Sevastopol.

Among others, the draft law mentions the chief of the General Staff commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, heads of national defense industry enterprises, societies, whose corporate rights management is transferred to Ukroboronprom, as well as state enterprises, societies, which are in the management of the subjects of administrative services.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Zelensky, via a video address on July 11, proposed extending the law on lustration to include the president, all lawmakers, ministers, secretary of the NSDC, and other officials who held positions in the period from February 23, 2014, until May 19, 2019.

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