Kostin confirmed as Ukraine’s new prosecutor-general

27 July, 03:35 PM
Servant of the People Party MP Andriy Kostin speaks in the Ukrainian parliament right before his appointment (Photo:President's Office of Ukraine)

Servant of the People Party MP Andriy Kostin speaks in the Ukrainian parliament right before his appointment (Photo:President's Office of Ukraine)

The Ukrainian parliament confirmed MP Andriy Kostin as the new Prosecutor-General of Ukraine on July 27 with a vote of 299 for, and 122 against.

The vote came just hours after Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy nominated Kostin for the job.

Kostin previously chaired the Parliamentary Justice Committee, and is an unofficial liaison between Zelenskyy’s administration and ambassadors of G7 countries, helping to coordinate legal matters.

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Sources within Zelenskyy’s inner circle previously indicated to NV that Kostin was being considered for the post.

Zelenskyy fired formed Prosecutor-General Iryna Venediktova on July 17. Numerous collaborators among her subordinates were cited as the reason for dismissal.

David Arakhamia, MP from the ruling Servant of the People party, said that Venediktova could be given a diplomatic assignment of some sort in the future.

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