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Ukraine’s Zelensky vows to clean house of sitting officials

The lustration law provides "a public assessment of their activity"

KIEV, July 11. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has accused the country’s top officials of inaction, and has promised to clean out the old guard sitting in power by enacting a lustration law, a legal move to disqualify those associated with abuses and failures under the regime that came to power in the 2014 coup. Moreover, it would mirror a similar ban of officials working under former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich. The purge would cover all top officials who have held office since 2014.
"I am offering to add the president of Ukraine, members of parliament, the head of Rada, members of the government, the prosecutor general, the head of SBU (the Ukrainian security service - TASS), the heads of the Anti-Monopoly Committee and the State Property Fund, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, as well as the heads of defense agencies who held their position from February 23, 2014 to March 19, 2019, to the list of positions falling under the lustration law," the president specified.
Under the lustration law, top bureaucrats associated with the prior regime’s abuses would face "a public assessment of their activity", Zelensky promised. "I am sure that the actions of all aforementioned persons will receive a fair legal assessment."