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 President of Ukraine accepts prosecutor general's resignation

In the interview to the Ukrainian TV channels, the president informed that he had signed a Decree to dismiss Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin.

Censor.NET reports citing the press office of the president.

He also noted that consultations with parliamentary factions on the candidature of new prosecutor general would be started shortly. The president is confident that the parliament will approve the nominee during the next plenary week.

"We cannot delay the appointment. The country must have a new prosecutor general. He must be honest and adhere to his principles," the head of state noted. He is confident that a new prosecutor general will ensure in-depth reforms in public prosecution. "We have started this process. We have provided legislative basis for the State Bureau of Investigation and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecution," the president said.

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The head of state informs that he initiates legislative amendments that will allow creating the General Inspectorate and the Internal Security Service on Combating Corruption within the Prosecutor General's Office.

"We should make decisive steps to let new people work in prosecution bodies," Petro Poroshenko said.

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