Online Broadcast: ex-Deputy Prosecutor General Sakvarelidze
15:20, 29 March 2016

Online Broadcast: ex-Deputy Prosecutor General Sakvarelidze

The official spoke on the current state of affairs in fighting corruption in Ukraine

15:20, 29 March 2016

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David Sakvarelidze, ex-deputy Prosecutor General, Head of Prosecutor's Office in Odesa (southern Ukraine), shared his view on the current political situation in the county, specifically, on the course of fighting corruption in Ukraine.

"We were the only team, which, to some extent, made a breakthrough in this system, and I'm not afraid of saying that".

"I’m proud of every day of our struggle and opposition at the Prosecutor General’s Office, which I went through together with my team. We recruited these people by contests and job interviews, and they believed (and they still believe) in brand new Ukraine". 

"I am a Ukrainian citizen, and I repeatedly said I’m not going to run away. I’ve got my responsibility and my commitments before the Ukrainian people. So it is a challenge for me to fight until the end – in terms of humanity, professionalism, manhood and moral standards. There’s much more about it than just staying in Ukraine or not".

"The formal reason for my resignation was a “rude breach of prosecutor’s professional courtesy”. I’d like to say this openly: yes, I breached it, but only the way they understand this courtesy. To them, prosecutor’s courtesy is theft, corruption and joint responsibility. Well, yes, I violated this courtesy and I will keep on fighting it".

"I learned about my resignation from the newsfeed. Today, the President said my resignation was not accorded with him. But I actually don’t care about my resignation, assignment or reinstatement in office; it’s the guys in the Prosecutor General’s Office I’m concerned about".

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