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Anticorruption court bill to be adopted this year – MP

The bill will be submitted to parliament in the near future.

The head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction in parliament, Artur Herasymov, is convinced that the draft law on the establishment of an anticorruption court will be adopted by the end of 2017.

"An anticorruption court of law will be voted later on this year after the decision of the Venice Commission. I would like to remind you that all bills on judicial reform have to be approved by the Venice Commission," the lawmaker said.

Herasymov noted that President Petro Poroshenko fully supported the creation of an anticorruption court.

The bill will be submitted to parliament in the near future.

Poroshenko declined to meet on Wednesday with MPs who represent the protest rally being held outside parliament. A group of lawmakers wanted to know when the bill on the establishment of the anticorruption court would be put to vote.

MP Mustafa Nayem said the MPs had decided to withdraw their bill on the establishment of an anticorruption court until the president submitted his version.