Poroshenko goes after judges

Poroshenko has announced forthcoming changes in the Ukrainian judicial system.

6 November 2015 14:00

According to Poroshenko, reforms in the Ukrainian judicial system have long been overdue.

“Early next week, I will be submitting a draft law for consideration of the National Reform Council, following which it will submitted for the Parliament’s deliberation.

The Supreme Council of Justice submitted a motion to fire 380 judges for the Parliament’s consideration. Kireyev, a notoriously famous judge, was fired yesterday. A decision was made to fire judges who passed illegal verdicts against protesters taking part in the Revolution of Dignity.

However, the Parliament only authorized dismissal of 127 judges. There is no excuse for such a delay! These judges should be replaced with people whose goal is not to make money but work for the country’s good,” said Poroshenko explaining reasons for the forthcoming reforms.