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 Lutsenko announces detention of high-ranking SBU officials

Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko has announced detention of a group of top Security Service employees involved in torture and extortion.

He said it at today's briefing in Chernihiv, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

"After law enforcers managed to defeat the "amber mafia," I have a moral right to come to my native city in the Rivne region and walk its streets," Lutsenko said.

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According to him, this mafia was considered to be untouchable because "amber earned $1 million in cash a day last year, while this year it's about $700,000 a day, according to experts."

"A whole group of SBU employees will be detained soon over their involvement in torture," Lutsenko said.

As he notes, they are high-ranking officials that practiced extortion, shot at people, and inflicted physical damage on them.

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Yurii Lutsenko was аppointed prosecutor general on May 12. To make it possible, the Verkhovna Rada amended legislation, allowing a person without legal background to hold the position.

Lutsenko has already made first staff changes within the PGO, appointing Dmytro Storozhuk, Yevhen Yenin, and Valentyna Telychenko his deputies.
 
 
 
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