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 Poroshenko Bloc MPs gather signatures to appoint Lutsenko Prosecutor General. DOCUMENT (in Ukrainian)

The Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction MPs are collecting signatures for Yurii Lutsenko’s appointment to the post of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. 72 signatures are managed to be gathered so far.

Poroshenko Bloc faction member Ruslan Solvar initiated collection of signatures campaign to appoint Yurii Lutsenko the Prosecutor General, Censor.NET reports citing ZN.UA.

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72 signatures have been gathered to date. According to sources in the presidential administration, two main nominations to replace current Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin are reviewed: his deputy Yurii Stoliarchuk and Yurii Lutsenko.

However, the sources note that there are two problem points regarding Lutsenko candidacy. Firstly, this position requires legal education and appropriate prosecutorial experience that Lutsenko lacks. Secondly, Lutsenko is the key link inside the prsident's faction, without whom the flawed Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction will face a break-up.

Furthermore, according to the sources in the presidential administration, it's senseless talking about Rada's approval of the new Prosecutor General while the coalition and government crisis is not resolved. Most likely, this issue will be included in the package for discussion.

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Today, Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Hroisman said that he had already summoned Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin to the parliament to give consideration to his resignation. The relevant parliamentary committee supported Shokin's resignation as Prosecutor General the day before. Some committee members looked forward to hear the Prosecutor General's report on his work, but Shokin failed to attend the meeting.

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