The Verkhovna Rada removed Denisova from the post of Ombudsman of Ukraine

Previously, Denisova was accused of failing to fulfill her powers to organize the exchange of prisoners, as well as the lack of evidence of “sexual crimes” by the Russian military. 234 people's deputies voted for her removal from office removed Denisova from the post of Ombudsman of Ukraine” />

Lyudmila Denisova

The Verkhovna Rada voted by a majority vote to remove Lyudmila Denisova from the post of Ombudsman of Ukraine. This was announced in his Telegram channel by the people's deputy from the party “Voice” Yaroslav Zheleznyak.

According to him, 234 deputies voted to remove Denisova from office. In total, there are 450 people's deputies in the Verkhovna Rada of the last convocation.

Earlier, a vote of no confidence in the current Ombudsman was collected in the Rada, the press secretary of the ruling Servant of the People party said. Julia Paliychuk.

Before that, Denisova herself warned that on May 31 the Verkhovna Rada intended to dismiss her on the “command” from the office of President Volodymyr Zelensky. According to her, Denisova learned about the collection of signatures about expressing no confidence in her from the speaker of parliament.

Among the claims against Denosova, according to the deputy chairman of the procedural committee of the Rada, Pavel Frolov, are the failure to fulfill their powers to organize humanitarian corridors, to protect and exchange prisoners, to counter the deportation of people and other human rights activities. “The incomprehensible concentration of the Ombudsman’s media work on the numerous details of “sexual crimes committed in an unnatural way” and “child rape” in the occupied territories, which she could not confirm with evidence, only harmed Ukraine and diverted the attention of the world media from the real needs of Ukraine, — the People's Deputy pointed out.

In addition, according to Frolov, the current ombudsman spent a long time abroad, “but not in Russia or Belarus, where her status and powers could help the prisoners.” Earlier, Tatyana Moskalkova, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, said that Denisova refused to agree to an exchange of prisoners of war.

Since the end of February, Russia and Ukraine have carried out prisoner exchanges more than once. The first exchange, which Moskalkova spoke about, took place on March 21, when Moscow exchanged nine Russians for the mayor of the city of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov. The last exchange of prisoners took place on May 6. Then Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk reported about it. “Another exchange of prisoners took place. 41 people were returned, including 11 women,— wrote in her Telegram channel.

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Edition “Strana.ua” referring to the head of the board of the ZMINA Human Rights Center Tatyana Pechonchik, indicates that the presidential party “Servant of the People” has already selected candidates to replace Denisova: these are deputies from the Servant of the People; Maryana Bezuglaya, Alexander Kachura and Nikolay Tishchenko. Source “Country.ua” called Tishchenko the main candidate to replace Denisova.

Denisova has been the Ombudsman since March 15, 2018, she was appointed under President Petro Poroshenko. She comes from Arkhangelsk, in Ukraine she lived since 1989 in the Crimea. In 2005, she became a member of the Batkivshchyna party. Yulia Tymoshenko, under her, as the head of the government of Ukraine, Denisova was the Minister of Labor and Social Policy. In 2014, Denisova left the “Batkivshchyna” and became a member of the “People's Front” party Arseniy Yatsenyuk, in his government also served as Minister of Labor and Social Policy. She was a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada several times.

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