The Verkhovna Rada Committee did not support the dismissal of Prosecutor General Lutsenko
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The Verkhovna Rada did not find grounds for dismissing Yuriy Lutsenko from the post of Prosecutor General of Ukraine. The Rada’s position on this issue was voiced by the head of the law enforcement committee Andrei Kozhemyakin, the Facts publication reported on Tuesday, June 18
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky proposed to suspend Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko from work on June 11, introducing the idea of his dismissal to the Verkhovna Rada. According to the deputy head of the Presidential Administration, Ruslan Ryaboshapka, the decision is due to the lack of legal education in Lutsenko.
But, as Kozhemyakin stated, the Rada will not support Zelensky’s initiative – the package of documents provided by the president does not contain the conclusions of the qualification and disciplinary commission.
In addition, representatives of the Zelensky administration did not indicate who should speak at the committee hearings regarding the removal of Lutsenko.
“90% of the committee members will not vote for the submission … Deputies will not come, and there will be no quorum,” Kozhemyakin suggested.
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Ex-Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Renat Kuzmin also called the legal justification for the dismissal of Yuriy Lutsenko “weak”.
In his opinion, if the prosecutor general does not write a letter of resignation, and the Rada fails to vote, the president will have two options: “submit a new high-quality document to the Parliament and compete again for the votes of the deputies or remove the prosecutor general from office on the basis of the decision of the investigating judge in order criminal proceedings. ”
By the way, Yuriy Lutsenko, who has been in office since 2016, is the only prosecutor general of Ukraine without a legal education. In the late 1980s, Lutsenko graduated from the Lviv Polytechnic University with a diploma in electronic engineering.
The ratings of the current prosecutor general are also "lame." According to the Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Lutsenko is an anti-leader among Ukrainian politicians in terms of citizen confidence (−78%).
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