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 Prosecutor General Shokin signed decree on establishment of Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office

Today, Sept. 22, Ukraine's Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin signed a decree on establishing the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (as an independent unit within PGO's structure), consisting of department of procedural management, public prosecution and representation in court.

As reported by Censor.NET, it is announced by PGO's press service.

The decree also provides for setting up analysis and statistics division and documentary support division.

"In accordance with the law, authority's structure and staffing have been agreed with director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office will be headed by Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine - Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office who will have a first deputy and a deputy," the statement reads.

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According to the law, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office will be in charge of overseeing compliance with the law during a pre-trial investigation carried out by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, sustaining public prosecution in respective proceedings, and representing the interests of a citizen or the state in court in cases envisaged by the law and related to corruption offenses.

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