Shokin is in holiday, – Gorbatyuk

Data about the head of the office of special investigations the Main investigation Department of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Serhiy Gorbatyuk, Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin at this time is in holiday, writes Interfax-Ukraine.

«As far as I know, he went on vacation,» — said Gorbatyuk at a briefing on Wednesday, 17 February, in Kiev, answering a corresponding question of journalists.

However, Gorbatyuk evaded the question, did the attorney General to resign, noting that the question journalists should address himself Socino.

As reported, on 16 February the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in his address to the nation announced that he had asked. to resign.

«I met this morning and had a serious conversation with the attorney General. I turned to Viktor Nikolaevich that he wrote a resignation», — reads the statement of the head of state.

«Viktor Shokin has implemented the reforms, which the Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine has resisted for decades: deprivation Prosecutor General of oversight, the establishment of the National anti-corruption Bureau and the State Bureau of investigation, etc. Is on one side. Other: the state office of public Prosecutor, unfortunately, are unable to enlist the trust of society. And that’s why on the agenda is the question of the resignation of the Prosecutor General», — said the President.

On the same day, the MP from the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» Mustafa Nayem reported that Shokin wrote a statement about his release from the duties of Prosecutor General of Ukraine, but confirmation of this information from officials at the time were not.

Victor Shokin was appointed Prosecutor General of Ukraine in February 2015. According to the current Constitution of Ukraine, the Prosecutor General appoints and dismisses the President with the consent of Parliament. The Parliament has the ability a certain number of votes to declare a vote of no confidence to the Prosecutor General, the consequence of which is the removal of the Prosecutor General from office.

Shokin is in holiday, – Gorbatyuk 17.02.2016

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