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Parliament actively working on Anticorruption draft law, - Presidential envoy to the parliament

Iryna Lutsenko also added that the participation of the MPs from all factions is going to press forward
08:52, 5 June 2018

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Ukrainian parliament started to actively consider a draft law on the anti-corruption court, the preparation to the June 7 voting is underway. Iryna Lutsenko, Presidential envoy to the Verkhovna Rada reported that on air of the 112 Ukraine TV channel on June 4.

“We have already gone ahead considering this draft law, over 2000 amendments already came in. We are at the stage of considering the amendments to the second reading, the debates are on, one-third of all amendments have been considered. Considering the dynamics, we made a deal with the parliamentary administration and heads of the factions on cancelling all the breaks in order the head of the parliamentary committee (on legal policy and justice, - ed.) could answer the questions if the MPs, they have already considered all those amendments and start considering the draft law during Thursday voting,” Iryna Lutsenko said.

Iryna Lutsenko also added that the participation of the MPs from all factions is going to press forward.

“Participation of the MPs from all factions is going to press forward. There will be another committee hearing because we haven’t yet approached the amendments by the relevant committee Ruslan Knyazevych, where the stipulated position shall be reached,” Presidential envoy noted.

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Lutsenko also commented on the claim by Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman on his possible resignation.

“Groysman supports Anticorruption court, but we would also support the items like what is going to happen with the tariffs, with the expenses. About the resignation – let us vote on June 7 for the Anticorruption court. As soon as we vote for the Anticorruption court, we can forget about Groysman’s resignation,” she said.

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As we reported earlier, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said he would resign if the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, does not support the bill on the Anti-Corruption Court.

In the course of preparation of the draft law to the second reading, 1927 amendments were applied. The MPs started considering the bill a week ago and have already considered 1274 amendments.

 

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