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externalMPs start collecting signatures for appointing lawmaker from Zelensky's party as top prosecutor.

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July 25, 2022 8:36 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk
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MPs are seeking to appoint Andriy Kostin, head of the Verkhovna Rada's legal policy committee, as prosecutor general, aсcording to Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, an MP from the Holos (Voice) party. Anti-corruption activists had previously accused Kostin of sabotaging judicial reform and covering up for Ukraine's most notorious judge Pavlo Vovk, a corruption suspect. In 2021 Kostin sought to become the chief anti-corruption prosecutor but his candidacy was vetoed by Western experts for violating the principle of political neutrality. The previous prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova, was fired on July 19. 

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