: Prosecutor General Shokin sacked by Ukraine's Parliament
Politics11:22 Mar. 29, 2016

Prosecutor General Shokin sacked by Ukraine's Parliament

Petro Poroshenko suggested Shokin to resign last month

Ukraine's Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin is now officially resigned.

This is according to the statement published on the official site of Verkhovna Rada, that is Ukrainian parliament. The deputies dismissed him with a majority vote of 289.   

Shokin was criticized for his professional skills since his appointment in February of 2015. For instance, he failed to prosecute the murders of over a hundred protesters in Kyiv in 2014 during the Revolution of Dignity.

Along with this Shokin did not manage to prosecute the cronies of Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted Ukrainian president.

Prosecutor General submitted his resignation on February 16th. The same day current Ukrainian Prime-Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk unexpectedly went through the vote of no-confidence and remained in his position.

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