As reported by a correspondent for Censor.NET, the rally participants call the lawmakers to pass the version of the bill on the anti-corruption court required by the Venice Commission and the IMF (International Monetary Fund) which, among other things, gives the international experts the right to veto the candidates picked for posts in the High Anti-Corruption Court.
"We are very much aware that this (creation of the anti-corruption court - Ed.) is not the definitive solution to overcome corruption (...) However, we understand that this could revive the confidence of millions of Ukrainian citizens in the reforms, changes in Ukraine (...) We came here to support the lawmakers who are going to cast their votes for the anti-corruption court [creation] in line with the international requirements. (...) The existing judiciary is not ready to show sustainable result in the fight against corruption. The anti-corruption court is able to revive the public confidence which is a linchpin of social peace in Ukraine. It is also critical in terms of further development of reforms in Ukraine," said co-founder of Nova Kraina (The New Country) NGO Valerii Pekar.
Censor.NET Chief Editor Yurii Butusov, who also took part in the rally, stressed that this is actually one of the last days when there is still a chance to pass the law on the anti-corruption court, failing which the consideration of this issue would be postponed until the fall.
"It is vital for Ukraine because the anti-corruption court is a keystone of confidence that our partners and Ukrainian civil society demand from the authorities. (...) I believe that Ukrainian citizens should express support for those politicians who still understand the urgency of the soonest creation of the anti-corruption court," he said.