Haven’t held a second round of voting, and the legal field preparing for a new team. But some of those who surround the presidential candidate Zelensky, under lustration, and therefore will not be able to take a responsible paste. What is done by them in order to eliminate it?
The informal curator of the headquarters of presidential candidate Vladimir Zelensky and the lawyer of the oligarch Igor Kolomoisky Andrei Bogdan fall under the restrictions of the lustration law and can’t work in public service. In this March 13, he secretly visited the constitutional court, where, it seems, had a meeting with the President of the court Stanislav Shevchuk. It is this court now decides the fate of the law “On cleaning power” and can accept lustration is unconstitutional. The next meeting is scheduled for April 18.
This is reported by journalists of the program “Schemes: corruption in detail,” (a joint project of Radio Liberty and “UA:First”), referring to the log of the constitutional court, a copy of which was in their possession, reports Radio Liberty.
According to available information, Andrei Bogdan visited the constitutional court on 13 March 2019. In the “customer admission” Bogdan says “1.” (the first reception, is reception Chairman of the court).
The Chairman of the constitutional court of Ukraine Stanislav Shevchuk.
That a constitutional court for more than four years considering the case on the constitutionality of certain provisions of the law “About the cleansing power” (lustration).
According to the law of Ukraine “On cleaning power”, Andrei Bogdan may not for 10 years working in the civil service since the law came into force (i.e. until October 2024). It falls under the restriction, because twice held the position of government Commissioner for anti-corruption policy during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych.
It was first appointed Mykola Azarov on March 17, 2010, was dismissed on 14 February 2011 by his decree, President Viktor Yanukovych. The second time Azarov has appointed Andrew Bogdan government agent on 11 July 2013, and was fired Arseniy Yatsenyuk after the revolution of Dignity on March 5, 2014 at his own request.
According to the law of Ukraine “About the cleansing power” position of the Government Commissioner for anti-corruption policy is included in the list of posts in respect of which measures are being taken cleaning power.
In addition, Bogdan is mentioned in the report of the Department of questions of lustration of the results of collecting and summarizing information on implementation of the Law of Ukraine “About the cleansing power” as the person “identified criteria of lustration”.
Andrey Bogdan refused to answer the question, what was the purpose of his visit to the constitutional court. At the same time a week ago, he assured journalists of “Schemes” that haven’t talked to Vladimir Zelensky concerning his appointment to any position.
“I really have long been familiar with Vladimir Zelensky. This is a private part of life… I’m friends with him a long time ago. And I tell you that I never – not for a long time, not now, not today or a month ago or six months ago, haven’t talked to him about the lesson I have no positions”, – said Andrey Bogdan journalists “Schemes”.
Reporters also tried to contact the President of the court Stanislav Shevchuk, but at first he didn’t answer the phone, and subsequently his phone was switched off.
18 April 2019, will be a closed session of the constitutional court of Ukraine concerning the conformity of lustration to the Constitution.
The Chairman of the Board of the anti-corruption organization Transparency International Ukraine Yaroslav Yurchyshyn said that the constitutional court judges in a hurry to cancel the law on lustration.
The constitutional court of Ukraine in the near future will cancel lustration and restrict or conceal electronic Declaration, said the Chairman of the Board of the anti-corruption organization Transparency International Ukraine Yaroslav Yurchyshyn in Facebook.
“There is information that the constitutional court of Ukraine in the near future will cancel lustration and restrict or conceal the electronic Declaration. In a hurry to get in the period before the inauguration. To hang all the dogs on acting guarantor. Largely deserved. And to clear the field for new,” wrote yurchishin.
Andrey Bogdan provides legal support for the campaign team of presidential candidate Vladimir Zelensky. He is at least five times, beginning in January 2019, flew from Kiev to tel Aviv, where he now lives oligarch Igor Kolomoisky.
Igor Kolomoisky said that Andrei Bogdan works as his lawyer and at the same time cooperates with the headquarters Zelensky.