Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said on October 3 that he would sign into law a bill introducing comprehensive lustration of former top officials of his predecessor Viktor Yanukovych’s regime and former Soviet functionaries.
But Poroshenko said that, before signing the legislation, he would consider recommendations of the Venice Commission, the Constitutional Court, the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights. He added that he did not rule out amendments to the bill.
The bill, called the Law on the Cleansing of Government, fulfills one of the key demands of the EuroMaidan revolution, which ousted Yanukovych on February 22.
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