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.