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Parliament to vote on top prosecutor's resignation on 29 March

The prosecutor-general has not responded to parliament's invitation.

Parliament to vote on top prosecutor's resignation on 29 March
Viktor Shokin
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The Ukrainian parliament will consider Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin's resignation letter at its morning session on 29 March, speaker Volodymyr Hroysman has said.

"I have not received any reply from the prosecutor-general or his office on whether he is willing to take part in the session which will consider his resignation. Therefore I am announcing this now that at the morning plenary session on 29 March we will consider accepting the resignation request of the prosecutor-general of Ukraine," he said.

Shokin tendered his resignation letter on the president's request in mid-February.

According to the constitution, the president appoints and dismisses the prosecutor-general on parliament's consent.