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President wants Odesa prosecutor sacked

The president is dissatisfied with the course of officials' vetting.

President wants Odesa prosecutor sacked
Mykola Stoyanov

President Petro Poroshenko has called on Acting Prosecutor-General Yuriy Sevruk to dismiss Odesa regional prosecutor Mykola Stoyanov in keeping with the vetting procedure.

In a letter "the president drew the attention of the acting chief prosecutor to the improper observance of the Law 'On the cleansing of power', Poroshenko's press secretary, Svyatoslav Tseholko, wrote on his Facebook page.

Stoyanov should be dismissed over failure to pass the vetting, the Justice Ministry said earlier.

On 29 March, Prosecutor- General Viktor Shokin dismissed his deputy, David Sakvarelidze, the then prosecutor of Odessa Region. Later in the day, Stoyanov was reinstated by the PGO which quoted a court order to this effect.

Stoyanov's reinstatement sparked protests in Odesa.