The Attorney General of Ukraine during his speech in the Verkhovna Rada declared that he resigns, “so that there would be no doubt that nobody clings to power”. Yuriy Lutsenko asked the parliament to consider his appeal this week, he also assured that he would do everything he promised to Kateryna Handziuk. However, according to the results of the rating vote, only 38 deputies supported his resignation. More details – in reactions from Opinion.
On his page, the press secretary of the Attorney General Larysa Sarhan quoted Yuriy Lutsenko‘s statement, in which he emphasizes that he can’t accept “diarchy in the country, when the law-enforcement system is destroyed without evidence, even for the solved cases.” At the end of his appeal, Lutsenko also appealed to parliamentarians stressing that they should decide whether Mustafa Nayyem would be in charge of investigation and disclosure of perpetrators from the TV screen or it would be law enforcement agencies who are responsible for it.
A brother of Mustafa Nayyem, a lawyer Masi Nayyem reacted to the last statement of the Attorney General. According to him, in fact, law enforcement bodies don’t bear responsibility. Well, legally they bear, and de facto – no. For after all the time passed after the attack on Handziuk, no law-enforcer was punished, as well as an investigator. Although there are reasons for that.
A journalist Tetiana Vysotska also wrote about the fake statement, stressing that it is a show in order to distract us from real problems of the state. After all, the Attorney General said that he would resign, but in fact, he did not understand it. Instead, the People’s Deputies held a “vote of support”, which, like Lutsenko’s statement, is not legally effective. In the end, nothing has changed, there was only a surge in the media.
Yevhen Budaretskyi, deputy editor-in-chief of Ukrainska Pravda, also noted that the failed rating vote in the Verkhovna Rada has no legal force since the prosecutor didn’t make the statement itself. However, he can still do this, and then there will be a substantive conversation. Buderatskyi also reminded that the Minister of Agrarian Policy Taras Kutovyi has long applied for resignation. Although his application was not even considered, he does not go to work – he keeps his word. Let’s see if the prosecutor will keep his.
And finally, a brief explanation of the situation and guidance from the volunteer Rodion Shovkoshytnyi. In a rather metaphorical way, he emphasized that if Lutsenko really wanted to resign, his actions must have been different, not just acting for the audience. That’s the case.
Reactions were collected by Stepan the Goat