July 17, 2019 / 8:36 AM / 4 months ago

Ukraine president submits law criminalising illicit enrichment

FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky attends a news conference following his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France June 17, 2019. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s president has submitted a draft law to parliament criminalising illicit enrichment by officials, a condition for receiving support from the International Monetary Fund, the parliament website showed on Wednesday.

Ukraine passed similar legislation in 2015, clearing the way for bailout loans from the IMF, but the constitutional court overturned that bill in February on the grounds that it contravened the presumption of innocence.

Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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