Prosecutor General’s Office referred all its cases to relevant pre-trial investigation bodies

Source : 112 Ukraine

Prosecutor General’s office loses right to open and conduct investigations since November 21
18:02, 20 November 2019

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The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine referred all its cases to the State Bureau of Investigation, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the Security Service of Ukraine and the National Police.  Attorney General Ruslan Ryaboshapka announced this at a briefing. Ukrainian news reports.

 "We transferred almost all criminal proceedings. Most to the State Bureau of Investigation, most to National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the National Police and the Security Service of Ukraine."

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According to the current legislation, on November 20, 2019, the prosecution authorities terminate the pre-trial investigation in existing criminal trials and transfer them to the relevant pre-trial investigation authorities.  Since November 21, the Prosecutor General’s office loses the right to open and conduct investigations.  The prosecution authorities will provide procedural guidance in criminal proceedings.

As we reported, State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) has set up a unit to work on the investigation of crimes committed during the Maidan protests in 2013-2014.

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