Lustration committee: Lustration in Ukraine failed

After three months the new Ukrainian government has not even begun the cleans of the government system from corruption, traitors and former KGB agents, concludes the Lustration committee.

The members of the Verkhovna Rada ended up not passing the law regarding lustration in spring. Therefore the Lustration committee still remains with the status of a civil organisation, and its activists are working exclusively for enthusiasm, though after Maidan the politicians obliged themselves to give it a special state status for the carrying out of full-fledged lustration. “The new top officials did not want to break the corrupt system, but wanted to lead it instead. We have deposed Yanukovich, but his system remains and continues working, however, with new leaders,” concludes the head of the Lustration committee Yegor Sobolev. Continue reading

Keep communists from government, says lustration group

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Yehor Sobolyev

The Lustration Committee is proposing that former communists, KGB officers, and corrupt officials be prevented from holding government positions, said Committee Chairman Yehor Sobolyev at a press briefing on Wednesday, June 11, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

According to Sobolyev, the restriction applies primarily to positions in the courts, prosecutor offices, law enforcement and other security agencies. Hiring must be done through an open competitive process, he said. Continue reading