Shokin's letter of resignation submitted to Presidential Administration

12:33, 19 February 2016
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A letter of resignation by Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin has been submitted to the Presidential Administration, Presidential Press Secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko wrote on Twitter on Friday.

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"Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin wrote a letter of resignation. On Friday, it was submitted to the Presidential Administration. I saw it," Tsegolko tweeted.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on February 16, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin to resign.

Later, Member of Parliament from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko faction Mustafa Nayyem tweeted that Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin had resigned.

However, later it became known that Shokin had taken leave as of Monday, and he would start work on Thursday. His duties are now performed by his first deputy Yuriy Sevruk.

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