The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko (left) and Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has sent in the resignation of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokina. About this Poroshenko said in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels, published on Sunday, 3 April, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”. The President said that he intends to hold consultations with the parliamentary factions on the candidacy of the new head office.
“I would like to emphasize that after the vote last Tuesday, on Friday received the documents of the Verkhovna Rada signed a decree on dismissal of Viktor Shokin to the post of attorney General. Today, by my decree, he dismissed”, — said Poroshenko.
The President noted that it “opens the necessary consultations with the parliamentary factions” regarding the nomination of the new attorney General.
“I am confident that the next plenary week, we should also not delay corresponding representation in order to have a new Prosecutor General”, — said Poroshenko, adding that it should be an honest and principled man.
Earlier, in February, it was reported that the administration of President of Ukraine received the statement of the Prosecutor General Viktor Shokina resignation. Previously to resign the attorney General invited the head of state. Poroshenko explained by the fact that the prosecutors are unable to secure the trust of society. On the same day in the office stated that Shokin was gone for three days on vacation. At the same time, the edition “Left coast” with reference to an informed source said that Shokin gave the President a statement regarding his resignation. Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden praised Poroshenko for the decision.
The dismissal of the public Prosecutor was preceded by the resignation of his Deputy. On 15 February, the Deputy Prosecutor General Vitaliy KASKO resigned, saying that the current leadership of the Prosecutor’s office finally turned her body, “where there is corruption and mutual responsibility”.