Ukrainian lustration bill to go to president for approval
MOSCOW, September 25 (RAPSI) - The so-called lustration bill, under which about one million officials would be screened, is ready to go to President Petro Poroshenko for approval.
The bill has been signed by Ukrainian parliament chairman Alexander Turchynov on Thursday.
The bill will become law after the President signs it, and it is published in official Ukrainian media.
On September 17, the Ukrainian Parliament passed the lustration bill in its second and final reading.
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said the screening would affect about one million public servants at all levels, employees of law enforcement agencies, and “the entire cabinet of ministers.”
Lustration of power is one of the main requests from Maidan activists. Last February, they listed criteria for selecting members of “a government of people’s trust.” Thus, a potential candidate must not be on the list of the top 100 richest people of Ukraine, hold a post in the executive authorities, be a member of Yanukovich’s administration or be involved in human rights violations and corruption. Until now, lustration had not been governed by Ukrainian laws.