27 Jul 2022 12:38

Zelensky nominates MP Andriy Kostin for Ukrainian prosecutor general

MOSCOW. July 27 (Interfax) - A presidential draft decree appointing Servant of the People pro-presidential faction MP Andriy Kostin to the post of Ukraine's prosecutor general was registered with the Verkhovna Rada on July 27, the Ukrainian media said, citing the parliamentary website.

The Verkhovna Rada on July 19 backed President Volodymyr Zelensky's motion to dismiss Iryna Venediktova as the country's prosecutor general.

Andriy Kostin is a Ukrainian MP from the Servant of the People faction and heads the Verkhovna Rada's policy of law committee. He has a law degree and is a graduate of the Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University.

The Verkhovna Rada's law enforcement committee, in turn, has supported Zelensky's proposal to appoint Kostin as Ukraine's prosecutor general, Holos faction MP Yaroslav Zheleznyak said.

"The law enforcement committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has supported the president's nomination of Andriy Kostin for the post of prosecutor general of Ukraine and the provision of consent for his appointment. Seventeen MPs voted in favor and one abstained," Ukrainian media outlets quoted Zheleznyak as saying on social media.