Ukrainian president signs law on lustration

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on lustration, which was passed by the parliament on September 16.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on lustration, which was passed by the parliament on September 16.

The law outlines the legal and organizational foundations of inspections of public servants and people regarded as equal to them and local self-government officials "for the purpose of restoring confidence in the authorities and the creation of conditions for building a new system of administrative bodies in accordance with the European standards," the Ukrainian presidential press service reported on Thursday.

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