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Zelenskyy vetoes law on officials' declarations: register must be launched now

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 10:20
Zelenskyy vetoes law on officials' declarations: register must be launched now
Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Photo: Ukrainian President’s Office

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has vetoed a law that preserves restrictions on electronic declarations for public officials.

Source: Zelenskyy on Telegram

Quote from the president: "I have vetoed the law adopted by the Verkhovna Rada [Ukrainian Parliament], which contained restrictions on electronic declarations [for public officials - ed.]. I think everyone understands the reason for this veto perfectly well. Declarations must be made public. They must be made public immediately. Not in a year. The register needs to be launched right now."


Details: Zelenskyy stressed that with this main amendment, the law should be voted on, and it should be done "preferably quickly".


  • On 5 September, the Verkhovna Rada adopted draft law no. 9534 on the restoration of electronic declarations for public officials, but the register will only be launched in one year’s time.
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that he would make a decision regarding the law on electronic declaration adopted by the Verkhovna Rada after consultations with Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.
  • In just one day, Ukrainians collected over 25,000 signatures on a petition demanding that the president veto draft law no. 9534 and return it to parliament to establish a register of public officials’ property declarations.

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