Rada appointed a new Prosecutor General of Ukraine

Рада назначила нового генерального прокурора Украины

The Verkhovna Rada appointed to the post of General Prosecutor of Ukraine, the current acting Chairman of GBR Irina Venediktova.

For the purpose Venediktova voted 269 deputies, tells “up”.

Zelensky, presenting Venediktov, said that this is the first time in this position will be female. Venediktov promised to perform their duties honestly and in good faith and restore the “powerful institution”.

Answering one of the questions MPs, she said that in Ukraine there is no political persecution, and “a thief should sit in jail.”

Against her appointment openly of the faction of “the Voice” and “European solidarity”. In particular in the faction of “the Voice” said Venediktov not passed the test when trying to become a Supreme Court justice. Venediktov said it is not true. The EU has said that it will engage in political persecution.

The faction of “Fatherland” and opzz abstained.


Direct speech Venediktova before the appointment: “I promise not to sell things. Not to merge them. I promise not to return prosecutorial werewolves. I promise prosecutors to restore a powerful state institution. So they feel independent, secure, desired state.

As for the first steps. First, it is to audit and Affairs, and personnel in state Prosecutor’s office. On the threshold there are 226 prosecutors of lustration, 400 prosecutors who were dismissed in the fall – there is a decision on the restoration. Therefore, you must make the decision to on the one hand the reform of the prosecution proceeded without bias, and on the other, that all happened in such a way that the prosecution did not lay after will be totally legal criminal decision.”

Reference: Venediktova – a 41-year-old native of Kharkov, during the election campaign, was an adviser Zelensky on legal issues.

In the past – head of the Department of civil and legal disciplines of the law faculty of the KNU named after V. N. Karazin. Professor, doctor of legal Sciences.

In 2016 Venediktov has filed his candidacy for judge of the Supreme court of Ukraine. But failed part in the competition, receiving a score of “less than minimally acceptable”.

According to her, met Zelensky through the current presidential representative in Parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk in October 2018.

On the eve of the second round of presidential elections Zelensky presented Venediktov among 20 members of his team. Her candidacy was even considered for the Minister of justice and the choice was made in favor of “the graduate” BRDO Denis Malyuska.

In the elections to the Verkhovna Rada she took third place in the electoral list of “public Servants”. Then headed the Verkhovna Rada Committee on legal policy.

Before the New year Zelensky released the controversial Director of RRT of the Novel Pipe and put Venediktov acting head of Department.

Рада назначила нового генерального прокурора Украины