The Verkhovna Rada has sent in resignation of public Prosecutor Ruslan Ryaboshapka here

the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine at the extraordinary meeting, on 5 March adopted a resolution on no confidence to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Ruslan Ryaboshapka here the. For the decision voted 263 deputies: 179 people’s deputies of the faction “servant of the people”, 36 – the faction “the Opposition platform For life,” 16 – group “Trust,” 15 group “For the future” and 17 independent parliamentarians. Of fraction of party “European solidarity”, “Fatherland” and “the Voice” does not give a single vote “for”.

At the present time the post of first Deputy Prosecutor General is Vitaliy KASKO. It will probably perform the duties of the public Prosecutor, transfers “Interfax”.

in Accordance with article 131-1 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine is appointed and dismissed by the head of state with the consent of the Verkhovna Rada. The term of office is six years, with one and the same person cannot hold the office of attorney General for two consecutive terms.

Ryaboshapka was appointed General Prosecutor of Ukraine by the decision of the Verkhovna Rada on August 29, 2019. Prior to this he held the position of Deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky – may-August 2019. From March 2016 to June 2017 was a member of the National Agency for prevention of corruption.From 2014 to 2019 Ruslan Ryaboshapka was Deputy Minister of justice of Ukraine. Also worked in non-governmental human rights organization “Transparency International Ukraine”, in which he headed the Department of analysis of anti-corruption policy.

Wednesday Ukraine has a new government. Alexey Goncharuk resigned as Prime Minister, this position was appointed Denis Shmyhal. He previously held the post of Minister of development of communities and territories. On the same day was appointed a new Cabinet.