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Zelenskyy's proposals regarding vetoed draft law on officials' income declarations are posted

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 18:35

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's proposals regarding a vetoed draft law on the reinstatement of electronic income and asset declarations for state and local government officials have been published.

Source: the president’s proposals regarding law No. 9534, published on the document's web page on the parliament's website

Quote from the President: "I cannot agree with the approach proposed by the law, under which open access would not be provided to the Unified State Register of declarations of persons authorised to perform the functions of the state or local self-government."


The president proposes that the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) provide open access to the Register of Declarations, but that a number of specific features regarding certain categories of declarants should also be considered.

Zelenskyy proposes that the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) should provide open round-the-clock access to the Unified State Register of Declarations – temporarily, until martial law in Ukraine is terminated or revoked.

At the same time, the president believes that the law must specify that open access will not be provided to declarations filed by citizens in the following categories:

  • servicemen of the State Border Service of Ukraine;
  • members of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection;
  • staff of the Department of State Security;
  • members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations.

In addition, declarations filed by the following categories of people will not be disclosed:

  • special-purpose police officers involved in combat action during martial law;
  • the injured;
  • prisoners of war;
  • peacekeepers;
  • individuals in the temporarily occupied territories.

The NACP would remove such declarations from open access on the basis of a written submission from the head of the state agency where the person who filed the declaration serves (or works).

Under the president's proposals, these exceptions would not apply to:

  • military personnel holding or seconded to positions as ministers and deputy ministers, or as heads and deputy heads of central and local executive bodies, or other positions in the apparatuses of ministries, other central and local executive bodies, or bodies of the justice system;
  • members of or secondees at military medical boards or medical flight boards;
  • workers or secondees at military enlistment offices (except for rank-and-file members of the security units in such offices);
  • those who prepare, arrange and procure goods, works and services for defence purposes.

The President also proposes to establish that starting from the day following the day of the termination or revocation of martial law, the NACP will provide open access to the declarations contained in the Unified State Register to all persons authorised to perform the functions of the state or local self-government.

The president's proposal reads: "The National Agency on Corruption Prevention must provide open 24-hour access to the Unified State Register of Declarations of Persons Authorised to Perform the Functions of the State or Local Self-Government, (...) not later than 60 days from the moment this law takes effect."


  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vetoed a draft law on the reinstatement of mandatory electronic declarations of public officials’ income and assets that would have preserved restrictions on access to the register for another year.

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