New Prosecutor General of Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
New Prosecutor General of Ukraine

Irina Venediktova was replaced by the people’s deputy and author of the court reform of Ukraine

On July 17, prosecutor general Irina Venediktova was dismissed from her post because her department had a high number of employees who had gone over to the side of the occupiers. This raised doubts about the competence of the current prosecutor, and an acting prosecutor was put in her place. Today, a vote was held in parliament for the post of a new prosecutor general, and Andrii Kostin won the competition.

What is known about the new head of the Prosecutor general's office of Ukraine.

Andrii Kostin is a deputy from the presidential party Servant of the people. Before his public career, he was the owner of the Pravo law firm, he entered politics on the recommendation of Andrii Yermak. Under Irina Venediktova, he was the main parliamentary committee on legal policy, responsible for developing the court reform.

Since the spring of this year, he has been a member of the Ukrainian delegation of the Trilateral contact group to resolve the situation in the temporarily occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Since the end of autumn 2022, he has been a delegation member to develop a treaty on security guarantees for Ukraine.

299 parliamentarians out of the required minimum of 266 voted for Kostin's appointment to the prosecutor general post.

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