Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine begins its work today instead of the Prosecutor General's Office. This is stated in the order of Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka No.351 of December 23, which was published in the official newspaper Holos Ukrayiny (Voice of Ukraine) on December 24.
"I order: 1. To appoint the Office of the Prosecutor General on January 2, 2020," the order reads.
This order was made regarding the adoption of law No.113-IX on reformation of prosecution bodies.
The Prosecutor General’s Office will become the Office of the Prosecutor General, and the military prosecutor’s offices will be dismissed.
The law prescribes financial assistance to the prosecutor's offices not only from the state budget but from the other sources, in addition to this, in the framework of international assistance projects.
The total number of prosecution bodies' employees is to decrease from 15 to 10 thousand people.
As we reported earlier, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the law on September 19, 259 MPs voted in favor of it.