Zelensky again asks Rada to dismiss Ukraine's chief prosecutor, foreign minister

16:20, 02 July 2019
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has once again requested that the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, urgently consider two motions – on the dismissal of Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko and incumbent chief of Ukraine's diplomacy Pavlo Klimkin, as well as on the appointment of Vadym Prystaiko for the post of the country's foreign minister to replace Klimkin.

The relevant motions were submitted to Parliament on July 1, the presidential press service told UNIAN on July 2.

As reported, the head of state introduced the submissions to the Verkhovna Rada in June 11.

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"Given the above, and in line with the provisions of paragraphs 12 and 25 of Part 1 of Article 85, as well as paragraphs 10 and 11 of Part 1 of Article 106 of the Constitution of Ukraine, I request that you urgently consider these issues," the letter says.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Zelensky on June 11 again tabled a motion in parliament to dismiss Klimkin from the post of foreign minister (Registration No. 10381), as well as that on the appointment of Prystaiko for this post (Registration No. 10382).

On the same day, a draft resolution (No. 10380) was also registered in the Verkhovna Rada on dismissal of Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko. The reason for the dismissal is the lack of higher legal education.

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