Ukrainian Prosecutor General Shokin lets Kasko go

00:44, 16 February 2016

A letter of resignation submitted by Deputy Prosecutor General Vitaliy Kasko has already been signed by Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, according to Ukrainian online publication Ukrainska Pravda, which cited prosecutor from the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (PGO) Vladyslav Kutsenko.

Kasko (right) says he cannot continue to work for the PGO over corruption / Photo from UNIAN

An order to accept Kasko's resignation has already been signed, Kutsenko said.

"They [at the HR department] will be waiting for him to pick up his employment record book tomorrow," Kutsenko said on Monday.

As UNIAN reported, Kasko on Monday announced he would quit over corruption. His resignation, the second exit of a Western-backed reformer in the past two weeks, came a day before a possible no-confidence vote in parliament that could disband Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's Cabinet and lead to a snap parliamentary election. 

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