Zelenskyy’s party MP is likely to become Ukraine’s new prosecutor general, NV sources say

22 July, 02:55 PM
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Andriy Kostin, an MP of the Servant of the People party (Photo:Andriy Kostin/Facebook)

Andriy Kostin, an MP of the Servant of the People party (Photo:Andriy Kostin/Facebook)

Andriy Kostin, an MP of the Servant of the People party might become the new prosecutor general of Ukraine, two sources close to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told NV.

“He (Kostin) will indeed be somewhat more obedient than Venediktova was, but he still has the authority among the deputies,” said one source on condition of anonymity. “He is the head of the committee after all.”

The second source confirmed the likelihood of Kostin's appointment.

“Yes, most likely it will be Kostin,” the source said.

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Kostin is the head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy. He is also called a "buffer" between the Office of the President and G7 ambassadors. Kostin has been trying to coordinate the interests of the parties in the legislative sphere.

Ukrainian Parliament dismissed Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova from the post on July 19. This happened after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy suspended her on July 17.

Zelenskyy explained that the reason for this was a large number of criminal cases of collaborationism among prosecutors.

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