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 Judicial system is last obstacle to fight against corruption and crime, prosecutor general says

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko is outraged by the decision of the Mezhove District Court of the Dnipropetrovsk region, which has again returned to the prosecutor's office the indictment against deputy of the Luhansk Regional Council Arsen Klinchaiev suspected of separatism.

As reported by Censor.NET, Spokesperson to the Prosecutor General Larysa Sarhan wrote on Facebook.

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"Yuriy Lutsenko urged deputies to consciously approach the issue of voting for amendments to the Constitution and the law on the judicial system to ensure justice," she wrote.

"The amendments to the Constitution as well as the new law on the judicial system and status of judges will lay a sound foundation for screening judges, development of the justice system in the state according to the new standards and will make courts efficient, comprehensible, and most importantly, fair," the prosecutor general expressed confidence.

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According to Yurii Lutsenko, it is the amendments to the Constitution that change the "pattern" of justice in the country and create the so-called "triangle of justice" - the court, prosecuting authorities, and advocacy, operating according to international standards and best European practices.

"The judicial system is the last obstacle to the fight against corruption and crime. The prosecuting authorities may initiate tons of new cases, but if they will be closed for money in venal and corrupt courts we will back to square one in our European aspiration," Lutsenko said.

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