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Deputy prosecutor-general confirms resignation

"This is true. I have tendered my resignation. It just does not make any sense now."

Deputy prosecutor-general confirms resignation
Viktor Trepak

Deputy Prosecutor-General Viktor Trepak has confirmed that he is stepping down.

"Yes, this is true. I have tendered my resignation. It just does not make any sense now. I am working until Monday," he said in an exclusive commentary for LB.ua.

On the morning of 27 March, a number of media outlets reported, quoting their sources, that newly-appointed Prosecutor-General Iryna Venediktova had taken Trepak off all the cases being investigated by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), including the deadly attack on Kherson activist Kateryna Handzyuk and the Maydan cases.

Venediktova said that the Department for Supervision over Special Law-Enforcement Agencies will now be headed by new Deputy Prosecutor-General Oleksiy Symonenko, while "Viktor Mykolayovych will still have the important cases he was dealing with".

She confirmed though that Trepak had tendered his resignation.

Trepak is a veteran of the Donbas war. In 2015-2016, he was the first deputy chief of the SBU. Trepak was appointed deputy prosecutor-general on 8 October 2019 by then Prosecutor-General Ruslan Ryaboshapka.

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