2,550 prosecutors and their deputies will have to take exams to stay at their jobs - Deputy Prosecutor General

Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine David Sakvarelidze who is responsible for human resources policy and the reform of the prosecutor's office, says that all prosecutors and their deputies will have to take an exam to remain in their posts.

He said this in an interview with Glavkom, explaining how reform will be conducted, Censor.NET reports.

"In the process of reform 2,550 prosecutors and their deputies will be out of work. They will have to re-take an exam to get into the prosecutor's office. But on the other hand, the key to success is competition. The prosecutor's office is insulated, since it had been impossible to get in through open examinations for decades," Sakvarelidze said.

He also said that a General Inspection Service is being created to purge the prosecutor's office. "If the Prosecutor General permits, I am ready to head this service and be responsible for cleansing the law enforcement system. Until we find the right leader, who will firmly restore order at this place. If we do not show the public that we are ready to punish our own - put them in jail, fire them - no one will believe me anymore," the deputy prosecutor general said.

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According to him, this will be no problem. "I have no links with the Ukrainian prosecutor's office, other than the desire to make it better. I do not have any crony connections, any sentimentality, which prevent me from dismissing or severely punishing anyone," Sakvarelidze explained.

He says that his office will conduct an investigation against its own. "Of course ... There is such a phenomenon in a high office. When you're at the top, your phone is ringing off the hook. Everyone is sucking up to you, congratulate you, trying to make friends, they want to give you gifts. But when you lose the position, the phone turns silent, and no one remembers you, except people close to you. The same here. When you lose the protection of the prosecutor's status, when you have been detained and fired, you become the same mortal as everyone else," Sakvarelidze said.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n330259