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Ukraine: “Automaidan” activists picket Poroshenko’s residence

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Automaidan activists on their way to Poroshenko’s residence yesterday.

24Today reports:

On Sunday, November 1, the activists of “Automaidan” came under the walls of the house of the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko demanding the resignation of Attorney General Victor Shokina [suspected of corruption; see report below], reports UNN.

About 100 activists picketed Poroshenko’s house despite the blocking of the police. Also, the activists tried to prevent a rally “for stability” staged by unknown people.

Notably the activists and some MPs pasted posters on the fence and held a rally calling on the President to dismiss the Prosecutor General V. Shokina and hold an open competition for the position.

Poroshokin_litso_korruptsiiThe Automaidan action “PoroShokin – the face of corruption” [poster at left] started yesterday October 31, when about 100 activists’ cars left [Kiev] towards the house of Poroshenko.

As MIGnews.com.ua reported earlier, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin intends to resign after the successful completion of the reform of the prosecutor’s office.

He stressed that he sees himself in this position as long as there is no full reform of the prosecutor’s office.

The head of the GPU has also expressed the view that a quality reform needs time.

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The Automaidan demonstrators at the gate of Poroshenko’s mansion.

 

Hot News reports:

The Parliamentary Committee on Fighting Corruption recommended that the Verkhovna Rada expresses distrust of the Prosecutor General Viktor Shokina. This was said by the MP from the “Bloc of Petro Poroshenko” Mustafa Nye on his Facebook page.

According to Nye, the expression of no confidence in the Attorney General by the Verkhovna Rada is actually an automatic dismissal from the post of head of the GPU.

“The Parliamentary Committee on Anti-Corruption decided to recommend to the Parliament that it expresses distrust of the Prosecutor General Viktor Shokina (according to the Constitution, this means automatic dismissal from the post of head of the GPU)», – he wrote. […]

Recall that on 6 July in conjunction with the GPU SBU conducted investigations in relation to the first deputy head of the GPU, Vladimir Shapakina CSO and deputy prosecutor of Kyiv region Alexander Korniytsa. During the search Shapakina found 130 thousand dollars in the office; 30 thousand dollars and 22 thousand euros in the house; 170 thousand dollars and 500 thousand hryvnia in the apartment; documents on deposits in the amount of 800 thousand hryvnia. In Korniytsa found 35 packages with diamonds with a total of 65 stones. […]


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