Another high profile resignation in Ukraine: Deputy Prosecutor General quits

10:33, 15 February 2016
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Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Vitaliy Kasko announced at a Monday briefing that had decided to resign from office,  an UNIAN correspondent reports.

Vitaliy Kasko / Photo UNIAN

"I’d like to say that I’ve decided to resign from the prosecutor’s office," said Kasko.

He showed his resignation report, signed February 15.

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