This was announced by Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko during introduction of the new regional prosecutor of the Odesa region, Censor.NET informs citing 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"I do not understand the situation with the crime rate. I sympathize with Mr. Lortkipanidze, for he has problems with investigators, with the staff, but I haven't seen this crime rate anywhere in Ukraine. For instance, in Kyiv, Lviv, or even Kharkiv, the increase of [number of] robberies, plundering, burglaries is about 30 or 40 [percent], but here it's by many, many times more; I do not
remember such figures even back in 1990s," Lutsenko said.
The prosecutor general said he wanted to see Odesa free from untouchable clans violating the law.
As reported, Oleh Zhuchenko, appointed the new regional prosecutor of Odesa, was born in 1986 in the Vinnytsia region. Zhuchenko has been occupying position of the First Deputy Prosecutor of the Odesa region since December 2015.
Even earlier, Odesa community actively opposed the appointment of Mykola Stoianov prosecutor of the Odesa region. After several protests, President Poroshenko demanded Stoianov's immediate resignation under lustration procedure.
PGO dismissed Stoianov on April 15.
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