Media name Shokin’s possible successors

22:00, 22 February 2016
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The Ukrainian media tried to find out who could become the fourth prosecutor general.

Sevruk may succeed Shokin / Photo from UNIAN

The Ukrainska Pravda online newspaper’s sources in the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko parliamentary faction say that the president is quite happy with Acting head of the PGO Yuriy Sevruk, who has worked in conjunction with Shokin for over 20 years.

There is another option – the chair of the prosecutor general may be occupied by head of the pro-president faction Yuriy Lutsenko, according to the publication. Such rumors were spinning even before Shokin’s appointment, and they intensified following his resignation.

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"Meanwhile, the prosecutors’ offices remain a tool of influence on the courts and law enforcement agencies, and perhaps the key element of corruption," states the investigative report.

As UNIAN reported earlier, there are discussions in the Verkhovna Rada and the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko faction on possibility of appointment of Yuriy Lutsenko to the position of a prosecutor general.

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