Skip to content
Edit post

Media: Zelensky administration submits candidacy of Andriy Kostin for new general prosecutor

by The Kyiv Independent news desk July 26, 2022 11:01 PM 1 min read
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

Ukrainska Pravda reported, citing its sources in the presidential administration and President Zelensky's ruling Servant of the People Party, that the administration may submit to Ukraine's parliament the candidacy of lawmaker Andriy Kostin, member of the 245-member Servant of the People faction, for the position of general prosecutor.

The previous prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova, was fired on July 19.

"There is a 99% possibility that Andriy Kostin's candidacy will be submitted for consideration by the parliament for the position of General Prosecutor in the near future," Ukrainska Pravda's unnamed source told the news outlet.

Mykhailo Zhernakov, chair of the board of the Dejure foundation, a civic organization focused on judicial reforms in Ukraine, said that the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, will consider Kostin's candidacy on July 27, although an official announcement has not been made on the parliament's website.

Kostin is a lawyer who in 2010 was elected to the Odesa City Council from the Front of Changes Party. In 2019 he became a lawmaker of the Verkhovna Rada from the Servant of the People Party.

In 2021, Kostin sought to become Ukraine's chief anti-corruption prosecutor but his candidacy was vetoed by Western experts for violating the principle of political neutrality.

News Feed

Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
1:38 AM

Zelensky, Trump hold call, discuss future of US support.

President Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump, former U.S. president and Republican presidential nominee, held a phone call on July 19, five years after a fateful 2019 phone call between the two led to Trump’s first impeachment.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.