Andriy Kostin has been appointed prosecutor-general of Ukraine. The head of the Verkhovna Rada legal committee will take over the chair of the OGPU after the dismissal of Irina Venediktova. This decision was approved by the Verkhovna Rada on July 27.
This is reported in Telegram spokeswoman of "Servants of the people" Yulia Paliychuk.
Kostin's appointment was supported by 299 parliamentarians.
"The Rada supported the appointment of Andriy Kostin as Prosecutor General of Ukraine," wrote Golos MP Yaroslav Zheleznyak.
Voting by faction:
"Servant of the people" - 220
"European Solidarity" - 0
"Batkivshchyna" - 2
"Platform for Life and Peace" - 15
"For Maybutne" - 14
"Golos" - 3
"Dovira" - 18
"Restoration of Ukraine" - 14
Vsefraktionnye - 13
Zelensky was also present.
It should be noted, as told by the MP and judging by the published photo, by the end of the discussion came to the hall of the Rada and the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
Who is Andriy Kostin
Before his appointment as prosecutor general Andriy Kostin headed the parliamentary committee on legal policy and represented Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group. After the Russian invasion, he was a member of the Ukrainian delegation at the negotiations with Russia in Istanbul.
Kostin Andrei Yevgenievich is 49 years old. He was born, lived and worked in Odesa for a long time. He received higher education in the Odesa State University named after Mechnikov, specialty "Law and Economy". He graduated from Odesa State University named after Mechnikov, majoring in Jurisprudence.
Started his career as a lawyer, worked in various law firms. Later he became a co-founder and director of "Law" law firm in Odesa, where he was in charge of international direction.
Andrey Kostin was Deputy Chairman of the Bar Council of the Odessa Region and the Odesa Regional Bar Association. He headed the International Relationships Committee at the National Bar Association of Ukraine. Founded the public association The Odesa Diplomatic Club. Holds the title of Honored Lawyer of Ukraine.
In 2010, Kostin was elected to the Odesa City Council from Arseniy Yatsenyuk's Front for Change party.
In 2019, he was elected to the Verkhovna Rada from "Servants of the People". He ran under No. 108 on the general list of candidates.
Andriy Kostin was deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada Legal Committee, Irina Venediktova, and from January 14, 2020, he headed it after Venediktova was appointed acting director of the SBU and then the Prosecutor General.
From May 2020, Kostin was a member of the TAG on the settlement of the situation in Donbas and worked in a subgroup on political issues. For some time, he served as First Deputy Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group.
In 2021 Andriy Kostin was one of the main contenders for the post of the head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, but dropped out of the competition, having not received the support of the commission's international experts.
At the end of March-April 2022, Kostin took part in the negotiations with Russia on the preparation of a draft agreement on security guarantees for Ukraine.