Ukraine's Prosecutor General dismissed

Source : 112 Ukraine

263 MPs voted in favor of dismissal. Ukraine's Prosecutor General Ryaboshapka does not survive a vote of no confidence
19:54, 5 March 2020


Ukraine's Prosecutor General doesn't survive a vote of no confidence in the parliament. 263 MPs voted in favor of his dismissal during the extraordinary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada. 112 Ukraine TV Channel broadcasted the parliamentary session.

MPs from the Servant of the People faction - Maksym Buzhansky, Oleksandr Dubinsky, Bohdan Torokhtiy, Oleksandr Kunytsky and others were the initiators of the draft regulation.

According to the Law On Prosecutor's Office, the prosecutor general is dismissed by the president of Ukraine by agreement of the parliament, particularly, due to the submission of the request on the stop of authorities at personal request.

Mr Ryaboshapka is better known as a "100 percent my person”, first served as deputy head of Mr. Zelensky’s office and was appointed prosecutor weeks after the Ukrainian leader’s infamous July phone call in which Mr. Trump pressed him to launch probes into past Ukraine dealings of former vice-president Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Related: Zelensky: Ryaboshapka should not occupy position if he shows no results

Earlier MP from the ruling "Servant of the People" faction Oleksandr Kachura stated that in addition to the resignation of Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk, Verkhovna Rada had to decide on the resignation of Prosecutor-General Ruslan Ryaboshapka. The draft resolution on the dismissal of Ryaboshapka from the position of Prosecutor General was registered on March 4 by the MPs of the "Servants of the people."

Later the Parliament Committee on Law Enforcement decided to recommend the parliamentarians to consider a draft resolution on a vote of no confidence to Prosecutor General of Ukraine Ruslan Ryaboshapka.

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