Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak held a meeting with the ambassadors of G7 countries. During the meeting, Yermak assured the ambassadors that all anti-corruption bodies of Ukraine will continue to work as the President’s Office reported.
“The uninterrupted operation of NAPC registers was provided and it was stated that all anti-corruption bodies of Ukraine, including NAPC, NABU and others will work. Our position on the fight against corruption is principal for us and Ukraine will never turn from this path,” Yermak said.
Head of the Presidential Office also informed ambassadors about yesterday’s extra meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine and extra session of the government and adopted decisions.
Earlier, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine recognized the norm about the criminal responsibility for false declaration unconstitutional. According to the court’s decision, the criminal responsibility for false declaration is ‘excessive punishment’ for a person. The punishment for false declaration is ‘disproportional to the inflicted harm’.
By such a decision, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine blocked the implementation of local election results. The court denied the NACP access to state registers which are used to verify declarations of candidates for senior positions in state bodies. In this regard, no head can be officially appointed.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the system of the electronic declaration of incomes will work despite the decision of the Constitutional Court.
On October 29, Volodymyr Zelensky convened an urgent meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to determine measures for the immediate response of the state to threats to national security.
Later, the Cabinet of Ministers ordered the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) to immediately restore citizens' access to the register of declarations of officials.
Besides, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky submitted draft law No.4288 for the Parliament's consideration. The bill offers MPs to deprive the Constitutional Court judges of their authorities and to restore the law on declaration that the Court had canceled.
In his turn, Chair of the Constitutional Court Oleksandr Tupytsky stated that the bill initiated by President Volodymyr Zelensky has characteristics of the constitutional coup in Ukraine.