Parliament could appoint new Prosecutor-General within 10 days

21 July, 07:54 PM
Leader of the governing Servant of the People party (Photo:David Arakhamia/Facebook)

Leader of the governing Servant of the People party (Photo:David Arakhamia/Facebook)

Ukrainian parliament could appoint a new Prosecutor-General within 10 days, leader of the governing Servant of the People party David Arakhamia said in a Telegram post on July 21.

“We’re expecting the appointment of a new Prosecutor-General in the next 10 days,” Arakhamia said.

“Their first duty will be to finally confirm the new of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO), as the President (Volodymyr Zelenskyy) has requested.”

Arakhamia also asked the SAPO head selection committee to ensure all the necessary paperwork is in order in 10 days’ time.

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Despite the committee having recommended Oleksandr Klymenko to be given the post, his confirmation has been stalled for two years.

The parliament granted Zelenskyy’s request and dismissed Prosecutor-General Iryna Venediktova on July 17. She was held responsible for a large number of her subordinates collaborating with Russian “authorities” in temporarily occupied areas of Ukraine.

Venediktova’s deputy Oleksii Symonenko is serving as her replacement in an interim capacity.

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