20:08 Mar. 29, 2016
Ukraine's Parliament adopts dismissal of Prosecutor General Shokin dismissed on March 29
Ukraine's Deputy Prosecutor General Yuriy Sevruk is appointed the acting prosecutor general following the dismissal of Viktor Shokin.
Vladyslav Kutsenko, a prosecutor at the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office, told a press briefing on Tuesday, March 29, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
According to Ukraine's Parliament decision, the first deputy prosecutor general Yuriy Sevruk will fulfil the responsibilities of prosecutor general, Kutsenko said.
On March 29 the Ukrainian parliament approved the resignation of Shokin, who 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.