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You're reading: Timothy Ash: Shokin’s return as prosecutor general is story of day in Ukraine

Remember international financial institutions and civil society movements had called for Shokhin to be removed as a step towards cleaning up the public prosecutor’s office.

The problems run much deeper than one individual though.

President Petro Poroshenko asked Shokhin to resign and he “usefully” went off on holiday (on Feb. 16, a day after Deputy Prosecutor General Vitaliy Kasko resigned, citing ongoing obstruction of justice by Shokin.)

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