Rada anti-corruption committee head calling for sacking of PGO head over botched Euromaidan crime probe
MP and chairman of the Verkhovna Rada committee on preventing and combating corruption Yehor Sobolev has called for a no confidence vote on Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko over the improper investigation of crimes committed during the Revolution of Dignity.
"Yuriy Lutsenko is ruining the only existing mechanism within the General Prosecutor's Office. That is why I think that it will be fair and responsible to initiate the resignation of the prosecutor general because of intentional sabotage of the investigation of key crimes [during protests in late 2013 and early 2014]," Sobolev said on Wednesday after the meeting of Anti-Corruption Committee. Representatives of individuals injured during the anti-government protests complained about the PGO's shoddy investigation of crimes committed during the protests.
The MP said that he had prepared the appropriate letter for the people's deputies so that they "could express distrust of the parliament to the prosecutor general, which would lead to his resignation."
"We must not rest until the appropriate prosecutor general is appointed, someone who will oversee the proper investigation of these cases," Sobolev said.