9 Jun 2023 16:56

Venice Commission recommends Ukraine postpone implementation of legislation on oligarchs - justice minister

MOSCOW. June 9 (Interfax) - The European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) has recommended that Ukraine postpone the implementation of the legislation on oligarchs because of the ongoing crisis, Ukrainian Justice Minister Denis Malyuska said following the commission's session in Venice.

The reason for this decision is that the crisis is considerably changing the balance of forces in Ukraine and reducing the influence of oligarchs, Ukrainian media said referring to Malyuska's social media post.

"This includes both the destruction of their businesses and the functioning of government bodies," he said.

"Therefore, it's extremely difficult to properly assess the effects of the law on oligarchs on the political system and the legal system," Malyuska said.