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KIEV, April 3. /TASS/. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday he has signed resignation of the country’s Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
"On Friday, I received documents from the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) and a decree was signed on Viktor Shokin’s resignation," he said in an interview with Ukrainian television channels. "I begin consultations with the parliamentary factions on candidates for prosecutor general."
The president said he hopes the new prosecutor general will appointed in the next plenary week starting on April 12.
Viktor Shokin, 63, has been prosecutor general since February 2015.