"Poroshenko wants to control something that already exists, rather than to reconstruct it": Sakvarelidze

23:30, 20 April 2016
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Former Deputy Prosecutor General Davit Sakvarelidze joins Ukraine Today to talk on situation that surrounds General Prosecutor's Office and why the system got rid of him.

On March 29, the Ukrainian Parliament approved dismissal of the notorious General Prosecutor Victor Shokin. This was a result of Shokin's months-long inability to tackle corruption in Ukraine as well as in his own office, according to Ukraine Today.

“The President [Petro Poroshenko] thought and still thinks that Shokin is the one who should be the Prosecutor General and that he is effective. That is why we lost more than a year. In a year we could be much more radical, we could do much more reforms. Although, we still have managed to create a contrast inside of the system, but a lot of time has been spent and lost on the internal confrontations, battles and bureaucratic intrigues,” said Sakvarelidze.

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