Today, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy has signed the Law on Amendments to Article 3 of the Law of Ukraine “On Prevention of Corruption.” According to the document, some categories of military personnel, including contractors and soldiers who were mobilized are exempted from e-declaration.
However, the law obliges representatives of public anti-corruption organizations and all those associated with them to submit e-declarations. The amendment was made by deputy Tetiana Chornovil, who also offered to introduce e-declaration for media editors and founders, but later she withdrew this provision. These amendments were criticized the most by the public and chairman of the Parliament’s Anti-Corruption Committee Yehor Sobolev.
As reported, the above law was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on Mar. 23. The next day, Yehor Sobolev submitted to Parliament a proposal to cancel the voting, due to the contradictions of the new law. However, only 46 people’s deputies supported the decision, so it wasn’t adopted.
Currently, the law text has been referred to the President for signing.