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About 300 people demand prosecutor-general’s dismissal

Activists demand to appoint independent head of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine

About 300 people are holding a mass meeting near the presidential administration demanding the resignation of Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin, LB.ua correspondent reports on-the-spot.

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The meeting participants are holding posters saying to appoint independent prosecutor-general. The action participants are also calling to dismiss prosecutors and MPs caught in corruption.

As reported before, tomorrow on 29 March, the Verkhovna Rada is to consider Shokin’s resignation at the morning meeting. As the main military prosecutor, Anatoliy Matios, stated there was already a candidate for the head of the Prosecutor General’s Office. He says that it will be a person with a "Ukrainian surname." Although, Matios did not say who exactly this person is.

Shokin wrote a report on resignation in mid-February at the President’s request.