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 Lutsenko opposes lustration law abolition as head of agency most efficiently cleansed due to it

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko strongly opposes the abolition of the law "On the cleansing of the ranks of power" (lustration).

The prosecutor general wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"As the head of the Prosecutor General's Office, where the Law "On the cleansing of the ranks of power" has brought about the most measurable results, I consider its abolition inadmissible. The people who fabricated cases against the Euromaidan activists, those involved in the opposition persecution by Yanukovych, have got no moral right to stay on their positions or be reinstated and must be deprived of legal possibility to do this," he wrote.

"If the Constitutional Court disobeys the will of the Ukrainian people, it will be the beginning of the end of this panel of judges," he stressed.

Lutsenko also said that in case of the law abolition, he intended to address the lawmakers and the Verkhovna Rada factions with a proposal to adopt a new law on the unconditioned cleansing of government.

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According to him, the list of those liable to screening should be expanded by the new law while the criteria for screening should become more stringent.

Earlier, MP Yehor Soboliev said that the Constitutional Court intended to abolish the key articles of the lustration law.

The law "On the cleansing of the ranks of power" (lustration) was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Sept. 16, 2014. It was signed by President Petro Poroshenko Oct. 9 and came into force a week later. The law prohibits the high-ranking officials of President Viktor Yanukovych's tenure to hold positions in State bodies over the period of five to 10 years. 47 Members of the Verkhovna Rada filed a motion to the Constitutional Court to verify the conformity of the law with the Constitution on Jan. 20, 2015.

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