The Verkhovna Rada supported the appointment of Kostin as the Prosecutor General
The Verkhovna Rada voted to appoint Andrii Kostin as the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
299 People’s Deputies voted for the relevant decision, reports Ukrinform with reference to the message of the spokeswoman of the “Servant of the People” faction Yulia Paliychuk in Telegram, reports Ukrinform.
“The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported the appointment of Andrii Kostin to the position of the new Prosecutor General. The corresponding decision was supported by an almost constitutional majority of votes – 299 people’s elected representatives voted “for”, she wrote.
Earlier, the parliamentary committee on law enforcement supported the draft resolution submitted by President Volodymyr Zelenskyi “On granting consent to the appointment of Andrii Kostin by the President of Ukraine to the position of Prosecutor General.”
On the morning of July 27, Zelensky submitted to the parliament a draft resolution on granting the consent of the Verkhovna Rada to the appointment of Kostin as the Prosecutor General.
Andriy Kostin – People’s Deputy of the ninth convocation, member of the “Servant of the People” party. Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy.
Born on April 17, 1973 in Odesa. Graduated from Odesa State University named after Mechnikov, majoring in “law”. He worked as a director of the Pravo law firm, deputy chairman of the Odesa Oblast Bar Council, deputy chairman of the presidium of the Odesa Oblast Bar Association. He is a member of the board of the NGO “Odesa Diplomatic Club”.
Previously, the post of Prosecutor General was held by Iryna Venediktova, whom Zelensky removed from her post on July 17, and on July 19 the Verkhovna Rada voted to terminate Venediktova’s powers as Prosecutor General.