Andrei Bogdan. The head of the presidential Administration

Андрей Богдан. Глава Администрации президента

Andrey Bogdan

A former government official and lawyer Kolomoisky subject to the law on lustration, but the team Zelensky do not agree with this.

The head of Administration of President Vladimir Zelensky was appointed associate Andriy Bogdan, who fall under the lustration law and cannot hold office in the public service until 2024.

But Bogdan and the team Zelensky assure that the law about the cleansing power is not covered. Корреспондент.net tells what is known about Andrei Bogdan.


Lyustrirovanny official

Born December 3, 1976 in Lviv. Studied Economics and law at the Lviv national University named after Ivan Franko. Career began in Kiev, where he worked at the law firm Pravis, and also assistant judge of the Kyiv court of appeal. It soon became a partner in a law firm, Pukshyn and partners.

In 2007, he ran for Parliament on the lists of Our Ukraine – people’s Self-defense, but the Parliament has not passed. In early 2008 Andrew Bogdan was the Deputy Minister of justice Nikolay Onishchuk on anti-corruption. The then Prime Minister was Yulia Tymoshenko.

Retained his post under President Viktor Yanukovych, and in March 2010 became the Deputy Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers and the governmental representative concerning anti-corruption policy. In the same positions worked with of 2013 the government of Mykola Azarov.

Bogdan was fired along with all the Azarov government in March 2014. It soon becomes a counselor at that time Governor of Dnepropetrovsk region Igor Kolomoisky. Since then, are cooperating with the oligarch. Defended his colleague Gennady Korban.

In the fall of 2014 once again ran for Parliament, this time on the lists of the party Block Petro Poroshenko. According to the CEC, Bogdan was non-partisan and acted as chief adviser to the law firm Status.

His 74 was passing, but the party has cancelled the registration Bogdan, therefore, the Verkhovna Rada he never got. The decision of the PPB was unsuccessfully challenged in court.

In the campaign headquarters of Bogdan Zelenskiy officially called legal issues, but in political circles say that he was “curator Kolomoisky” in Secomandi, and now is the right hand of the sixth President.

Bogdan during the whole election campaign was around Zelensky participated in all major negotiations, was part of the working group on the inauguration.

May 21, Zelensky has appointed Andrew Bogdan, head of the presidential Administration. Soon, reporters drew attention to the fact that under Yanukovych, he occupied high positions, and thus fall under the law on lustration.

The Deputy head of the presidential Administration, Ruslan Ryaboshapka declared that the law about the cleansing power does not extend to the posts in AP.

“The presidential administration is not a public authority, the administration has no powers, so the law on lustration does not apply to any position in the PA, except those in the office,” – said riaboshapka.

Note that the position of head of the presidential Administration is subject to the clause 5 article 2 of the law On cleaning power, as his previous position in government Commissioner for anti-corruption policy.

He Bogdan believes that he is “absolutely unfair” fell under the law on lustration.

Deputy justice Minister Sergei Petukhov on his page in Facebook wrote that persons who left their posts prior to the entry into force of this law, are not entered into the registry, but the prohibition to hold public office until 2024 at them the same applies.

“If someone thinks the lustration law is unjust, it does not relieve it of its duty to implement it,” he added.

Cocks noted that the duty of compliance with the law about the cleansing power assigned to the head of the body concerned.


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