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PM assures a lot was done for cleaning power from those who supported Yanukovych
15.04.2015 | 15:03
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

Hearings of the Constitutional Court regarding the Law On lustration have been initiated by the representatives of Yanukovychs government, who want to return to power: "We have done a lot for the cleaning power from those who supported Yanukovych, and have no right to let them revenge," Prime Minister Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed at a Governments meeting on Wednesday, April 15.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk has noted that tomorrow, on April 16, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine begins hearings on the Law of Ukraine on cleaning of the power: "These hearings initiated by the representatives of the government of Viktor Yanukovych, who want to repeal the law on lustration, who want to get revenge and return power in order to finish their dirty deeds that they did not have time to finish, working in the administration of Viktor Yanukovych."

"This is the same Constitutional Court that in 2010 without the will of the Ukraines people and without a decision of the Parliament of Ukraine changed the Constitution and gave then-President Yanukovych powers that conflicted with the basic provisions of the Constitution. This was a starting point to the emergence of a dictator in Ukraine, there was an usurpation of power. And this led to the fact that Ukrainians on Maidan struggled for their rights to run their country. Including the right not to appoint those who helped Yanukovych", he stressed.

The Prime Minister reminded that within the law on cleaning power 500 persons had been dismissed from their posts: "According to NGOs data, 1.5 thousand people resigned their offices because they fall under the Ukraines laws on lustration."

The Head of the Government instructed the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko to participate in the meeting of the Constitutional Court.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk addressed to the Minister of Justice and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine "to clearly state our legal position and bring this matter to an end", "Including the need to amend the law on lustration that should meet the criteria expressed by the Venice Commission."

He drew attention to the fact that "under the law "On Ensuring the Right to Fair Court" it is a conflict of interest between the consideration of this law and judges of the Constitutional Court, which also fall under the Law on lustration."

The Prime Minister also appealed to members of the coalition of parliamentary factions to take part in the meeting of the Constitutional Court.

"The country needs new authorities. We have done a lot for the cleaning of the power from those who supported Yanukovych, and we have no right to let them revenge," Arseniy Yatsenyuk highlighted.

 

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