Ukraine's parliament dismissed 270 judges - Rada's Speaker

Ukraine's parliament dismissed 270 judges - Rada's SpeakerDuring its fourth session of the eighth convocation, Ukraine's parliament dismissed 270 judges, Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy said.

"All in all, 270 judges were sacked during the fourth session. They include two judges from the Constitutional Court and 193 judges of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea [which was annexed by Russian in March 2014] for breaking judicial oaths," he said during a press conference in Kyiv on Monday.

He also recalled that lawmakers had sanctioned the detention and arrest of two more judges.

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The speaker pledged that he, as chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine "will watch so that there will be no untouchables in the fight against corruption."
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