The Verkhovna Rada has appointed Yurii Lutsenko as the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. 264 deputies voted for the adoption of the resolution No. 4654.
The draft was signed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko right in the Plenary Hall and after this the presidential decree was signed too. Lutsenko took the oath and abdicated his deputative responsibility.
'I can tell you that I have never been so excited before, though I’ve passed a lot of various paths in my life. I am fully aware of the responsibility that falls on me, not only from the point of view of honest professional work and performance, but also in terms of restoration of people's trust in their native state,' the new Attorney General said.
The parliament was presented with a draft resolution on granting consent to the Ukrainian President’s appointment of Lutsenko as the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
They have published a law on the Prosecutor General's Office, where they present changes of requirements for candidates for the post of the Prosecutor General. The law was adopted due to 258 votes.
According to the adopted draft, a candidate for the post of the Prosecutor General should have a university degree, and work experience in the field of law or legislative and / or law enforcement bodies (at least 5 years), know the official language, have high moral and professional qualities along with organizational skills.