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Horbatyuk put in charge of special investigations at prosecutor's office

He was appointed based on his application.

Horbatyuk put in charge of special investigations at prosecutor's office
Serhiy Horbatyuk
Photo: Max Trebukhov

Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko has put the former head of the special investigations department, Serhiy Horbatyuk, in charge of the directorate for special investigations.

Horbatyuk was appointed based on his application, Lutsenko said at a briefing on 16 July.

On 11 July, Lutsenko signed an order on reorganization at the Prosecutor-General's Office (PGO). Four units, including the department for especially important business cases (also known as the Kononenko-Hranovskyy department) and the department for special investigations headed by Serhiy Horbatyuk.

The PGO said that none of investigators and procedural controllers in the Maydan case would be dismissed as a result of the reorganization. He said the changes were required in order to separate procedural controllers from investigative ones in line with the law.

Horbatyuk said that he was not going to step down because of the reorganization but the new structure no longer had the post of the "head of the department for special investigations".

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