Draft resolution on no confidence in Ukraine's prosecutor general registered in parliament
A draft resolution on no confidence in Ukrainian Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament.
It was registered under No. 3154 on March 3, 2020.
It was initiated by lawmakers from the Servant of the People parliamentary faction, namely Oleksandr Dubinskyi and Maksym Buzhanskiy, and the Opposition Platform – For Life Party, and one independent MP.
The information mentioned in the profile of the draft resolution on the parliament's website is being constantly updated, and the list of its authors is thus changing.
The document posted on the parliament's website states that given the "importance and urgency of establishing justice on major demands by the public, there is every reason to assert that Ruslan Riaboshapka's performance as prosecutor general is poor and thus he is unsuitable for the position."
"The failure to investigate and a delay in an investigation into the most notorious crimes indicate the Prosecutor General's unwillingness, impossibility or inability to ensure the fulfillment of the tasks set by law before the Prosecutor General's Office, including the prosecution in general," it says.
Thus, 158 lawmakers propose that there should be a vote of no confidence in Riaboshapka, which entails his dismissal.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Dmytro Razumkov on February 28 announced that lawmakers would gather for a special meeting on Wednesday, March 4. It is to start at 16:00 Kyiv time. Several bills are on the agenda of the meeting, the President's Office said. They will also consider the issue of the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as look into how the Interior Ministry, the SBU Security Service, the State Bureau of Investigation, the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine, the Prosecutor General's Office counteract corruption and strengthen the rule of law in the country.
Chairman of the Servant of the People parliamentary faction David Arakhamia said that a government reshuffle was also on the agenda of the meeting.