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 "Poroshenko said my dismissal not agreed with him," - Sakvarelidze

Former Deputy Prosecutor General Davit Sakvarelidze says that his dismissal by Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin has not been agreed with President Petro Poroshenko.

He stated this at a briefing today, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"The president invited me today and said that this decision (to dismiss - Ed.) was not agreed with him," he said.

According to Sakvarelidze, his team managed to make a breakthrough in the system nevertheless.

Read more: Poroshenko must unequivocally, clearly, and strongly express himself on Sakvarelidze's dismissal, - Saakashvili

"We wanted to prove that there was no room for inviolability, "diamond generals", and "diamond prosecutors" in the prosecution system. Contrary to the existing prosecutor's ethics, due to which I was dismissed, our team challenged the system - started to identify corrupt prosecutors at all levels regardless of the positions, relations, etc. Such an attack on me and our team is a signal that the ruling establishment does not actually need real reform. And it is a fact," Sakvarelidze said.

He also did not rule out that the attempts to put pressure on the members of his team would continue after his dismissal.

Read more: Shokin dismissed Sakvarelidze as deputy prosecutor general - prosecutor of Odesa region
 
 
 
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