According to the minister, his statement comes as a response to Lutsenko being discredited by his attacks on new anti-corruption bodies and his powerlessness to bring to court a number of cases vital for the country.
"In this context, Yuriy Lutsenko’s "accidental" meeting in Amsterdam with Ihor Kolomoisky just before the London trial raises even more questions. This way, he discredits before the Ukrainian people and international partners both the president and parliament, who entrusted such an important function to him, and the authorities as a whole, and therefore he must resign. I demand that Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko resign," the Finance Minister told a Kyiv press conference, according to TSN.
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