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Parliament endorses prosecutor-general

Parliament endorses prosecutor-general

Parliament endorses prosecutor-general
Iryna Venediktova
Photo: Max Trebukhov

Parliament has okayed the nomination of the acting director of the State Investigation Bureau, Iryna Venediktova, for prosecutor-general.

“A woman can become Ukraine’s prosecutor-general for the first time. But it seems to me that, above all, she will go down in the history of Ukraine as a professional and efficient person,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said while introducing her.

Venediktova promised to audit criminal proceedings and the HR situation in prosecution bodies. According to her, all criminal proceedings will be completed as soon as possible, whenever possible.

The post of prosecutor-general has been vacant since 5 March when parliament passed a motion of no confidence in Ruslan Ryaboshapka. His deputy Viktor Chumak stepped in for him.

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