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Ukraine: Rada approves lustration law at third attempt

Ukraine, Kiev
September 16, 2014 at 07:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

The lustration law was finally approved at the third attempt on Tuesday with a majority of 231 votes on the Supreme Council of Ukraine inside the Verkhovna Rada building in Kiev.

The lustration law, a process that seeks to cleanse a new government from the remnants of the past, which means excluded alliances of Yanukovych, from elected posts such as MPs, human rights commissioner and judges of the Constitutional Court.

While the voting was on-going, hundreds of protesters were staging a rally outside the Rada building with burning tires and clashing against the National Guard. Right Sector activists were also seen attempting to enter the building.

The lustration law was passed after a three-year self-rule status for the Donbass region was also approved, dictating that eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions will be given a special status.

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The lustration law was finally approved at the third attempt on Tuesday with a majority of 231 votes on the Supreme Council of Ukraine inside the Verkhovna Rada building in Kiev.

The lustration law, a process that seeks to cleanse a new government from the remnants of the past, which means excluded alliances of Yanukovych, from elected posts such as MPs, human rights commissioner and judges of the Constitutional Court.

While the voting was on-going, hundreds of protesters were staging a rally outside the Rada building with burning tires and clashing against the National Guard. Right Sector activists were also seen attempting to enter the building.

The lustration law was passed after a three-year self-rule status for the Donbass region was also approved, dictating that eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions will be given a special status.

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