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 Poroshenko told reporters he would not dismiss Shokin and Muzhenko

President Poroshenko refuses to fire Prosecutor General Shokin and Chief of General Staff Muzhenko, and says the constitutional reform is inevitable.

This was announced by journalist Nastia Stanko on her Facebook page after the meeting of the president with reporters and political experts, Censor.NET reports.

Stanko reported on the president's comments regarding current issues.

Power supplies to Crimea are about to be renewed; it could not be done the day before for President Putin was visiting the peninsula, the president said.

Regarding visa-free regime with the EU, it should be implemented soon, and Ukraine's efforts are appreciated. This is to large extent due to the anti-discrimination amendment to the Labor Code, Poroshenko believes.

Regarding the Donbas, Poroshenko said that the Minsk agreements were not good enough, however, they have no alternative.

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President said that Putin did not want to speak about political prisoner Oleh Sentsov, the Ukrainian held in Russia.

Regarding officials' appointments and dismissals, Stanko reports, Poroshenko said the following. Shokin will remain Prosecutor General until the prosecutor's office is reformed, which is at least for a year, Stanko believes. General Muzhenko remains on his position of the Chief of General Staff.

Poroshenko also said he would like to see other persons as the anti-corruption prosecutor and the head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, but he was not the one to decide.

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The president also stressed the importance of the constitutional reform in part of decentralization, Stanko wrote.
 
 
 
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