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Reformist Deputy Prosecutor General Davit Sakvarelidze on Feb. 23 accused acting Prosecutor General Yuriy Sevruk of blocking the work of investigators in charge of corruption cases against prosecutors.

Vladyslav Kutsenko, a spokesman for the Prosecutor General’s Office, denied the accusations, saying that reformist investigators were just being transferred from one unit to another and have not been fired. But later he accused some of them of having a luxury lifestyle, posting on Feb. 25 what he said was their photos from Facebook.

Shokin went on vacation on Feb. 16 and then resigned at the urging of his patron, President Petro Poroshenko. But his resignation awaits approval by the Verkhovna Rada, which does not reconvene until March 15.

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Wonderful to see that there are many prosecutors now prepared to speak out about these problems. That is in part due to the fact that Shokin is finally gone - now, peolpe are less afraid to name-and-shame the corrupt ones.

Doesn't the judicial system have a provision to Dis-Bar Lawyer's to practice law in this country?

I think the problem has been that the corrupt lawyers have been in charge of all relevant disciplinary processes! That seems to be slowly changing.

Spring time, is always a good time for a good, " House Cleaning".

Unfortunately, what we need now in Ukraine to speed up the process is vigilante groups to eliminate those people who would thwart reforms.

A Ukrainian educated from a recognized Western legal university with experience in an international firm...they are there!...they are waiting for your phone call Poroshenko!

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