Poroshenko urged to accelerate the adoption of the law on illicit enrichment

Порошенко призвал ускорить принятие законопроекта о незаконном обогащении

The President Of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

The head of state assured that in spite of the decision of the constitutional court, corrupt officials can not shirk responsibility.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged the Parliament to immediately adopt a new version of the Penal code on illicit enrichment. About this he wrote on Twitter on March 7.

We will remind, the bill was submitted to Parliament on February 28. Now it is considering the relevant Committee.

“I appeal to MPs to consider the position of the President on the urgency of consideration of a new bill, which deals with punishment for illegal enrichment. We need faster “arm of” law enforcement, including anti-corruption. The corrupt should be in jail,” − said Poroshenko.

Also in an interview to Ukrainian TV channels, the head of state stressed that corrupt officials can not shirk responsibility .

“I want to disappoint officials who think that because of the decision the constitutional court, they will be able to evade responsibility. This will not happen. Because abolished criminal liability, but illicit enrichment has not been canceled,” − said the President.

Poroshenko pointed out that he introduced into Parliament a bill which takes into account the comments of the constitutional court concerning the presumption of innocence.

“The responsibility for corruption, including liability for illicit enrichment, will, in particular, criminal liability. No one can escape responsibility. Someone thinks that he escapes because of the wording of the article – there are other articles as illicit enrichment is always associated with other violations of the law,” – said the head of state.

We will remind, on February 27, KSU issued a decision to cancel the article of the Criminal code on illicit enrichment. Human rights activists have noted that the decision will mean a complete Amnesty for all officials with questionable income.

In the United States has criticized the repeal of article on illicit enrichment

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