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 Lutsenko appoints Hovda new Kyiv prosecutor amid high hopes for efficient work

On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko introduced a new Kyiv prosecutor to his subordinates.

Censor.NET reports citing PGO press service.

Pursuant to prosecutor general's order of July 6, 2016, Roman Hovda is appointed prosecutor of Kyiv.

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Introducing the newly appointed head of the Kyiv prosecutor's office, Yurii Lutsenko drew attention to the critical level of crime in the capital and stressed the importance of coordinating efforts of all law enforcement agencies in order to reduce it. The prosecutor general also noted that a thorough review of all existing and closed criminal proceedings regarding activities of the previous city authorities is among the priorities of the Kyiv prosecutor's office.

"There is big fish in the "Kyiv reservoir" - a place where a great deal of cases was buried, including the one against the "space team"," Lutsenko said, remembering the infamous former Kyiv mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi and his allies.

In his speech, Lutsenko also recalled the start of integrity tests for prosecutors.

"I will defend every honest prosecutor and not those who want to engage in business here or have undeclared assets. Such prosecutors should go," the prosecutor general remarked.

"I expect decisive and aggressive actions, primarily in the fight against corruption, so that every resident of Kyiv could realize that the country is changing," Lutsenko summed up.

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Roman Hovda is a senior counselor of justice. He was born Dec. 10, 1980 in Novoiavorivsk (the Lviv region). He started his career in 2003 in the Zhytomyr region prosecutor's office.

Since 2010, he has worked in the PGO. In September 2015, then-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin appointed Hovda his deputy. On June 8, Lutsenko dismissed Roman Hovda from his post.

According to Hovda's declaration, he earned 375,635 hryvnia (approx. $15,117) in 2015.
 
 
 
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