"Various ministries are implementing various changes: new police in the Interior Ministry, online services in the Justice Ministry, deregulation conducted by other ministries. But all of it is negated by the corrupted judicial system. This has to be started with, and all 9,000 judges to be replaced. This is the government's stern stance," first deputy Justice Ministry Natalia Sevostianova said on air of Svoboda Slova show on ICTV channel Monday evening, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax Ukraine.
Sevostianova stressed that profound reform of the judicial system needed to be implemented, and that purging was not a solution to this matter.
She also noted that contest approach for selection of the new judges shall be provided by the Constitution and supported by the legislation.
"Only complex reforming of the judicial system, which is a stance of both the government and the prime minister of Ukraine, -- i.e. complete replacement of the entire judicial manpower -- will lead to other reforms being efficient," the deputy justice minister said.