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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said the candidacy of deputy head of the Presidential Administration Ruslan Riaboshapka is being considered for the post of Ukraine's prosecutor general.

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Speaking after a briefing on the murder of Belarus journalist Pavel Sheremet, Zelensky said Ukraine needs a new prosecutor general.

Earlier, Zelensky signed a motion for Ukraine's parliament to dismiss incumbent Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.