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Ukraine's court reinstates First Deputy Prosecutor General Golomsha fired on lustration

Golomsha was dismissed in 2014
15:59, 14 August 2019

Mykola Golomsha, the First Deputy Prosecutor General
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County Administrative Court reinstated First Deputy Prosecutor General Mykola Golomsha at his post after the dismissal on lustration, as the court reported.

The court recognized the dismissal of Golomsha as illegal and order to reinstate him in office.

“The post occupied by Mykola Golomsha at the Prosecutor General’s Office was not a political one; the legality of the procedures used against the claimant is also not provided and it grounds the conclusion on the failure to substantiate the legality of the making of the contested decision on the grounds mentioned in it; it is sufficient and independent decision to abolish the decision on the dismissal,” the message said.

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In October 2014, Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema dismissed First Deputy Prosecutor General Mykola Golomsha from his position. According to the order dated October 23, Golomsha was fired due to the stop of the employment contract on the basis of the lustration.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky offered to pass the draft law on extending the campaign on screening the Ukrainian officials. According to the offer, the campaign will now also involve the officials appointed after February 23, 2014, till May 19, 2019.

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