Zelensky warns against unrest over notorious court ruling on access to e-declarations

The Ukrainian leader says that “certain individuals undermine the social contract in Ukraine.”Volodymyr Zelensky / Photo from UNIANVolodymyr Zelensky / Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced it is inadmissible to let unrest break out over the notorious ruling by the country’s Constitutional Court on access to electronic declarations or use it to discredit Ukraine abroad.

He announced this at a special meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) behind closed doors on October 29, the presidential press service said.

The meeting addressed urgent measures to be taken by the state after the Constitutional Court had ruled on the unconstitutionality of certain provisions of the Law on Prevention of Corruption and Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

At the beginning of the meeting, Zelensky stressed the need for an urgent response to the situation that took place after the Constitutional Court had adopted a decision on the anticorruption infrastructure of Ukraine at the request of a group of lawmakers.

“It is not only a matter of this decision, but also in general of the purposeful actions by certain individuals to undermine the social contract in Ukraine and to create a real threat to the national security and defense of our state,” he said. “We must not allow this problem to be solved by the street at its own discretion and this or any other decision of the Constitutional Court to be used by the enemies of Ukraine to discredit our country abroad.”

(C)UNIAN 2020


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