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Yanukovych: Prosecutor General quit because he wanted to

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Nov. 3, 2010, 9:01 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said on Wednesday the reason why he had discharged Oleksandr Medvedko as Ukraine's prosecutor general was that Medvedko himself had requested this. "He asked me because his constitutional five-year term of office is over. Under the law, he has a right to keep working, in other words to continue his work with approval in the Verkhovna Rada [parliament] at the decision of the Ukrainian president," the presidential press service quoted Yanukovych as telling reporters in Luhansk, Ukraine.

The president cited Medvedko as saying to him the prosecution service needs modernization, that the entire law enforcement system needs reforming, and that there should be rotation of senior staff in it. Medvedko said all this explained his decision to go, according to Yanukovych.

The president said a new position would be picked for Medvedko within days.

Meanwhile, Yanukovych tipped Viktor Pshonka for prosecutor general. In explaining this, he said: "It is very important to have a continuity of staff in this matter."

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Anonymous Nov. 4, 2010, 2:39 a.m.    

During the many long pauses, was he trying to figure out what excuse to make, or how to speak Ukranian?

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Anonymous Nov. 4, 2010, 4:08 a.m.    

Mr Editor

IntUkr is a private paid for printer of press releases.

Prove to your readers this is NOT a paid press release by the gov't.

This story is ALL OPINION, as press releases are self serving. This story belongs in the OPINION column.

By printing this story under the POLITICAL column, you are misleading your readers.

This story does not have the basic requiremnts of a researched news item........why ,,,because this was written by a PoR monkey, who paid you to print it.

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