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Ukraine’s Ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin applies to be reinstated in his office
10:45, 28 March 2017
Ukraine’s Ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin applies to be reinstated in his office

Shokin demands to rule illegal order on his resignation and the order by the Verkhovna Rada, approving it

10:45, 28 March 2017

gazprom.ru

Former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin applied to the Supreme Administrative Court to rule illegal the order on his resignation and the order by the Verkhovna Rada, that approved the resignation. The Ukrainian News reported that reported that citing the press service of the Supreme Administrative Court.

"The defendants are the President and he Verkhovna Rada,” the Court employee informed.

According to her, the Court undertook legal proceedings in a law suit filed by Shokin and set a trial date for April 10, at 15:30.

The Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office confirmed to 112 Ukraine TV channel that Shokin has really filed a claim in the Supreme Administrative Court, however they abstained from any other additional commentary.

As it was reported, on March 29, 289 MPs voted on the dismissal of Viktor Shokin, Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

63-year-old Viktor Shokin was appointed Attorney General 10 February 2015. He started his activity with the arrest of the former head of the Party of Regions Oleksandr Yefremov.

Shokin did not get along with his young deputies  and reformers, David Sakvarelidze and Vitaliy Kasko. Their conflict has deepened after the arrest of Deputy Chief of Investigation Department Volodymyr Shapakin and deputy prosecutor of Kyiv region Olexander Korniyets (in the summer of 2015). Shokin has deactivated Inspection Department, which investigated the case of "diamond prosecutors" and eliminated Investigation Department of General Inspection, headed by Kasko, cancelling all his functions.

Shokin has lost public confidence, and February 16, 2016 president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko personally asked him to resign. Now Shokin is retired.

Related: Viktor Shokin happy about his resignation from position of Prosecutor General of Ukraine

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