Huzyr claimed that he has resigned "due to political pressure" and vowed to vindicate his character in court.
"While on vacation and having the opportunity to personally experience the political pressure that was put on the Prosecutor General's Office, I have decided to get back from vacation today and tendered my resignation to the Prosecutor General. My 30-years experience gives me the opportunity and legal right to comprehensively defend myself according to the law, and I decided to do it. My hands will be completely free to vindicate my character and the one of my family in court being not the Deputy Prosecutor General," Huzyr said.
In turn, the Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin said he had accepted the resignation of his deputy.