The Verkhovna Rada 264 votes approved the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the appointment of the Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko, who previously received four years in prison for embezzlement of especially large, but was pardoned. Lutsenko has no legal education — he education electronics engineer.
The whole Ukraine watched today for an extraordinary event: the attempt of the Verkhovna Rada to approve on a post of the head of the General Prosecutor’s office person without a specialized legal education. The Parliament tribune was blocked by members of the faction of the Radical party, require the formation of special Commission of inquiry to investigate the degree of involvement, according to “offshore Panama scandal”.
At 17.03 the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy announced at the evening plenary session involved the President and Commander in chief of the Ukrainian army Poroshenko. For the sake of performing in front of the deputies Poroshenko postponed his visit to the UK. This was written all the official mass media.
Poroshenko – by chanting: “Shame! Shame!” in the performance of deputies from the Radical party, thanked the Parliament for the adoption of “revolutionary” law on the procuracy. The law de finally done away “with the Stalinist practices of General supervision” and will start the process of radical reforming of bodies of Prosecutor’s office.
Declaring that the new attorney General will be Yuriy Lutsenko, the leader of the faction “Block Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian President outlined for his main task. Among them is the investigation of the death of forty-eight people in the Odessa House of trade unions may 2, 2014, events on the Maidan in 2013-2014, a huge array of “anti-corruption cases” and so on.
In order to be able to vote for the appointment of Lutsenko by the attorney General today, 12 may, immediately after the adoption by Parliament of the morning session the law “On amendments to some legislative acts concerning the activities of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine” (No. 4645) it was signed by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. The point, in fact, consisted in the fact that the attorney General could become a citizen without a law degree.
Then changes to the law on Prosecutor’s office were published in a special issue of the parliamentary newspaper “Voice of Ukraine” published at about 15:20 and today’s date is 12 may 2016.
This parliamentary practice in Ukraine was not yet – to start a paper with the right law on the voting day, to be able the same day to hold the next vote on the basis of this law!
Photo copies of “voice of Ukraine” published in Facebook the people’s Deputy from “Block Petro Poroshenko Volodymyr Ariev. “Wow! The law on the Prosecutor’s office has already published in the special issue of “voice of Ukraine”, – commented the politician.
Almost simultaneously, the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada registered a draft resolution # 4654 on the consent of BP, the President on the appointment of Yuriy Lutsenko to the post of attorney General.
A 10-minute speech to the deputies Yuriy Lutsenko promised on his Desk will always stand aluminum mug from which future attorney General a few years of drinking tea, first in Lukyanovka jail in Kiev, and then in Maine’s correctional facility (colloquially “red zone” since last Lutsenko served as interior Minister of Ukraine). “Julia, you and in the colony planted by people with higher legal education!” – Lutsenko reminded the leader of the faction “Batkivshchyna” Yulia Tymoshenko. Policies that were previously fervently supported Lutsenko,-Minister, is currently strongly against his claims…
Let me remind you the first attempt to adopt the “law of Lutsenko may 10 failed; the day before yesterday was just the two parliamentary votes.
Contrary to the regulations of the Verkhovna Rada on 11 may the Parliament introduced a similar bill.
The law adopted after the Parliament had been mobilized and withdrawn from the mission the maximum number of the deputies of the coalition factions. Through political bargaining power brought to the vote of faction “Revival”, “the will of the people” and even partially “Opposition bloc”.
In 17.29, after hearing from the speaker Parubiy gratitude for the participation in the parliamentary meeting, President Poroshenko left the session hall.
For a discussion of the candidacy of the new head of the GPU was allotted 30 minutes. In the end, it was approved on the post of Prosecutor General.
Help “MK”. Lutsenko is a native of Rivne, was born in 1964.Worked as a designer at the factory, then went to the local deputies, and then to the officials. He was an active participant of the “orange revolution” and the events on the Maidan. He worked as the head of the interior Ministry in 2005-6 years, and if Tymoshenko and Yanukovych Prime Minister.
Lutsenko under President Yanukovych arrested in 2010 for embezzlement (among other things, he was official favors his driver, illegally allocating an apartment to him), condemned in 2 years (the sentence included confiscation of property). Another sentence he received in 2012 to two years in prison for negligence in the investigation of poisoning Yushchenko.In 2013, pardoned by the presidential decree of Yanukovych. Now Lutsenko is considered to be rehabilitated as a political prisoner.