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How Ukraine's Prosecutor General Kostin arranges his life in EU

8 November, 2023 Wednesday
20:30
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Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin recently returned from France, where he "discussed the consolidation of international efforts to ensure accountability for the crime of aggression"

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This is a very important topic, no joke, because we all want Russian war criminals to be punished. It is ironic that the inevitability of punishment is being spoken about by a person who is diligently avoiding it. Of course, not for war crimes, but for actions that have serious consequences for reputation.

Just yesterday, I saw the news about the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) protocol on conflict of interest, when Kostin, while still a deputy, employed his daughter Anastasia Kostina as an assistant in the civil service to his colleague from the Servant of the People faction, Andriy Zadorozhny. That is, with a salary of UAH 26,000 per month.

However, the NACP protocol has not yet reached the court. It was blocked because it is not appropriate for the Prosecutor General to be a defendant in a case. It's not respectable, and it's embarrassing in front of foreign colleagues, because to the west of Ukraine, in such cases, a person simply resigns. Remember the fate of François Fillon, a presidential candidate in France, who lost his chances of being elected president due to a similar case.

"From France, by the way, it's a stone's throw to Monaco, where Anastasia Kostina probably lives now, "tired of Scotland and Finland." Indeed, this is beyond her sphere of assistant responsibility."

Kostin can also employ his relatives and effectively apply for positions in law enforcement agencies despite the fact that he had problems with his declarations, "optimized" taxation when selling real estate, has dubious political connections, and blocked judicial reform, which is now a top obstacle to Ukraine's accession to the EU and NATO.

"Is this a unique case? I think not, as proven by Iryna Venediktova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Swiss Confederation."

Although Kostin hardly cares. For him personally, life in the EU has arrived. For now, for the family, and after resignation, as experience shows, the process of family reunification does not take much time.

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About the author. Yevhen Mahda, political scientist.

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