Ukraine’s Zelenskyy vetoes parliamentary bill on asset declarations

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Tuesday he had vetoed a parliamentary bill that sought to retain closed asset declarations for officials.

Parliament voted last week on Tuesday to restore a declaration rule that was suspended after Russia’s 2022 invasion as a security precaution, but - in an important loophole - to keep the disclosures closed to the public for another year.

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“Declarations should be open. Immediately. Not in a year,” Zelenskyy said on the Telegram messaging app.

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