On April, 12 the Cabinet of Ministers supported the draft law to abolish the laws that have been adopted in the times of the Soviet Union. In particular, it is a draft law “On recognition invalid acts of state power and Ukrainian SSR administration and the Verkhovna Rada Resolution of 12 September 1991″ On the procedure of temporary actions at the Ukrainian territory of certain USSR acts”. This regulatory legal act was drafted by the Ministry of Justice.
According to the Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko, all the implementing regulations of the ministries, administrations, commissions and boards, which were admitted before the independence declaration of Ukraine, will be terminated within 6 months on the entry into force of this law. Also, during the year all the laws of Ukrainian SSR and USSR will lose their force, and within three years – all codified acts in Soviet times.
It is obvious that the abolition of Soviet-era legislation requires the adoption of a modern regulatory framework which will replace them. However, according to the Minister of Justice, defined by the draft law period of time is absolutely sufficient.
The law will be sent up to the Verkhovna Rada requesting to pass it this May.
It is worth adding that in 2016 more than 360 of “Soviet acts” of various ministries and administrations have been canceled by the Government, this year – 100 acts.
Source: The Ministry of Justice