27 Jul 2022 13:51

Rada backs Kostin's appointment as Ukrainian prosecutor general - Prosecutor General's Office

MOSCOW. July 27 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada has given its consent to appointing Andriy Kostin prosecutor general, Ukrainian media have reported with reference to a social media post by the Prosecutor General's Office.

Draft resolution No. 7593 authorizing Kostin's appointment was supported by 299 parliamentarians at a plenary meeting on Wednesday.

Kostin is a parliamentarian, a member of the Servant of the People party and its parliamentary faction, heading the Verkhovna Rada's Legal Policy Committee.

Kostin graduated from the Odesa Mechnikov State University with a degree in law. He is a co-founder and director of the Pravo law firm.

In 2013-2016, he headed the Committee on International Relations of the Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA).

Kostin was elected to the Bar Council of the Odesa region in 2012 and later became its deputy head.

In 2010-2015, he was a member of the Odesa City Council from electoral district No. 23 and representing the Front for Change party.

Since 2000, Kostin has been a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), where he occupied the position as vice chair of the Land Transport Subcommittee of the Maritime and Transport Law Committee.