The Khmelnytskyi Regional Council in Ukraine has extended the duties of an ex-deputy accused of corruption. The council voted to extend the tenure of Yuriy Kutsenko, who was charged with corruption in 2017, until the end of his term in 2020.
The decision to extend Kutsenko’s tenure was made during a meeting of the council on October 28th. The council voted to keep Kutsenko in office until the end of his term, despite the fact that he had been accused of corruption.
The decision to extend Kutsenko’s tenure has caused controversy in Ukraine. Many people are outraged that a person accused of corruption is being allowed to remain in office.
The accusations against Kutsenko stem from a 2017 investigation into corruption in the Khmelnytskyi region. According to the investigation, Kutsenko had accepted bribes from local businessmen in exchange for favors.
The investigation also found that Kutsenko had used his position to influence the awarding of contracts and to secure preferential treatment for certain businesses.
Kutsenko has denied all of the allegations against him. He has also argued that the investigation was politically motivated and that the accusations against him are false.
Despite the controversy, the Khmelnytskyi Regional Council voted to extend Kutsenko’s tenure. The decision was made by a vote of 33 to 6, with one abstention.
The decision has been criticized by many people in Ukraine, including the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko has called on the council to reconsider its decision, arguing that it sends the wrong message about corruption in Ukraine.
The decision to extend Kutsenko’s tenure has also been criticized by anti-corruption activists in Ukraine. The activists argue that the decision undermines efforts to combat corruption in the country.
The decision to extend Kutsenko’s tenure has sparked a debate in Ukraine about the need for stronger anti-corruption measures. Many people argue that the decision sends a dangerous message that corruption can be tolerated in Ukraine.
At the same time, there are some who argue that the decision was made in accordance with the law and that Kutsenko has the right to remain in office until the end of his term.
The debate over Kutsenko’s tenure is likely to continue in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, it is clear that the decision to extend his tenure has caused controversy in Ukraine.
Source: The accused ex-deputy of the Khmelnytskyi Regional Council had his duties extended