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G7 Ambassadors doubt feasibility of Zelensky’s idea on lustration

The ambassadors underline that the current situation in Ukraine is comparable to that after the Revolution of Dignity
14:51, 12 July 2019

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The prosecution of those accused in power abuse is the right step, but the current situation in Ukraine is comparable to that after the Revolution of Dignity, as G7 Ambassadors reported on Twitter.

“The election changes and political rotation is the norm in the democratic countries, in contrast to non-selective entrusted prohibitions at all partakers of the executive and legislative process of governance. Since 2014 we had the possibility to welcome the progress in the reforming of the number of important spheres. The prosecution of guilty in abuse of power is the right step; however, in our view, the current situation in Ukraine is comparable to that after the Revolution of Dignity,” the message said.

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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.

Interestingly, Zelensky offered to pass the law almost immediately after the same offer was voiced out by ex-Head of Yanukovych's Administration Andriy Portnov. Portnov, previously wanted in Ukraine and sanctioned by the EU, is known as the lawyer who returned to Ukraine soon after Zelensky's inauguration. His stance towards Euromaidan activists and the supporters of ex-president Petro Poroshenko is extremely aggressive; in his Telegram channel, Portnov offered to consider places for concentration camps for political opponents. Portnov, who currently enjoys the protection of armed men is a close friend of Andriy Bohdan, the Head of the Presidential Office.

 

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