09:48 15.01.2015

Parliament's anti-corruption committee initiates dismissal of Prosecutor General Yarema

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Parliament's anti-corruption committee initiates dismissal of Prosecutor General Yarema

Members of the parliament's anti-corruption committee have raised the issue of the dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Vitaliy Yarema.

"I advocate issuing conclusions and initiating the dismissal of Prosecutor General Yarema," independent MP Volodymyr Parasiuk said at a committee meeting on Wednesday.

The initiative was supported by Batkivschyna faction MP Ihor Lutsenko and independent MP Boryslav Bereza.

The members of the committee expressed indignation at the fact that the committee's meeting was attended by the deputies of the invited interior and justice ministers and the prosecutor general, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported.

MP from Petro Poroshenko's Bloc Serhiy Leschenko urged the committee not to hear reports by the deputies.

He also said he had information that the European Union is going to lift sanctions, which were earlier introduced against some former Ukrainian officials. "If sanctions against members of the previous government are lifted, it is a sufficient reason to raise the issue of the prosecutor general's liability," Leschenko said.

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