Statements by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Andrei Kostin about the irrevocability of punishment for violating Ukrainian legislation sound ironic, because he himself avoids responsibility for the employment of his daughter as an assistant to a people’s deputy. I wrote about this on Facebook Director of the Institute of World Politics Evgeniy Magda.
This is how the expert commented on the Prosecutor General’s recent trip to France.discussed issues of consolidating international efforts to ensure accountability for the crime of aggression.”
“The topic, no joke, is very important, because we all strive to punish Russian war criminals. The irony of fate is that the irrevocability of punishment is spoken of by a person who diligently avoids it himself. Of course, not for war crimes, but for actions that have dire consequences for reputation,” – wrote Magda.
He also suggested that during a business trip abroad, the Prosecutor General could have met with his daughter.
“From France, by the way, it’s a stone’s throw to Monaco, where Anastasia Kostina probably lives now, who was “fucked by this Scotland, Finland,” – Magda hinted that Kostin could meet his daughter during the trip.
As reported blogger Nazar Prikhodko, the NAPC protocol regarding Kostin’s conflict of interests during the appointment of his daughter as an assistant to a people’s deputy has not yet reached trial. He was blocked because the prosecutor general “is not fit to be involved in the case.”
Evgeniy Magda recalled the case of former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, who similarly employed his wife and children, which cost him his political career and his chances of being elected president of France.
According to him, Prosecutor General Kostin can employ relatives and successfully apply for positions in law enforcement agencies, despite the fact that he had problems with declarations, “optimized” taxation during the sale of real estate, has dubious political connections and blocked judicial reform, which is now top -an obstacle to Ukraine’s accession to the EU and NATO.
“A unique case? I think not,” was proven by Irina Venediktova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Swiss Confederation. Although it’s unlikely that Kostin is worried. For him personally, life in the EU has come. So far, for a family after retirement, as experience shows, the process of family reunification does not take much time,” – wrote Evgeniy Magda.
Let us recall that in October 2021, journalists from the Radio Liberty program “Schemes” published an investigation “Family Council”. Relatives of deputies are “paid” from the budget.”
The authors counted at least 12 relatives of people’s deputies who help other deputies for money. Among them was Anastasia Kostina, who, as an assistant to the people’s deputy from the Servant of the People faction Andrei Zadorozhny, received a monthly salary of 26 thousand. Her father Andrei Kostin at that time was a people’s deputy and headed the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy.
In 2021, Kostin applied for the position of head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office. Experts from public organizations classified him as a candidate with a dubious reputation. Despite this, on July 28, 2022, the president appointed Kostin as head of the Office of the Prosecutor General.
In August 2023, Anastasia Kostina complained on social networks about her life abroad. The girl posted a selfie with the caption “I’m sick of Scotland, Finland, I want to go home to Monaco,” and later called it a joke.
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