Contents tagged with Lutsenko

  • Ukraine’s Prosecutor General announces his resignation

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, has submitted his resignation to the President Petro Poroshenko, the spokesperson of the Prosecutor General Larysa Sarhan, told Ukrainski Novyny (Ukrainian News) news agency.

    “Yes, he submitted the resignation,” she said, noting that the document was sent on Wednesday, November 7.

    On the eve of November 6, Lutsenko announced that he is retiring. He explained that he made this decision due to a “propaganda campaign” that began after the death …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General Lutsenko promises to resign after the elections

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko stated in an interview with TSN news program that after the presidential elections he will resign and return to “political activity”. Lutsenko said that he plans to get involved in politics sometime in May.

    “You will see that I will have something to report on,” he said. According to him, during the presidential elections he will stay at his post and he will become a “serious guarantee” for the elections to happen on time and conform to the law. …

  • Ukraine’s Minister of Finance demands resignation of Prosecutor General

    During a press conference in Kyiv, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Oleksandr Danylyuk, demanded the resignation of the Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko, reports TCN.

    “He discredits the Ukrainian people and international partners of the president and parliament, who entrusted him with such an important position, and the government as a whole, and therefore must resign,” Danylyuk said.

    The Minister of Finance also noted that the Prosecutor General has not been able to bring important …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine: all agents of Ukrainian Anti-Corruption bureau operate outside of law

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, believes that all agents of the National Anticorruption Bureau (NABU) are conducting illegal acts, according to his statements on the TSN Tyzhden weekly news show.

    “They are using illegal methods of provocation. None of them was sworn in to have access to state secrets, but they receive transcripts of wiretaps of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), which is a crime. Moreover, they use surveillance equipment imported and not registered in …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine confirmed that Ukraine has received funds confiscated from Yanukovych

    Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko has stated that the money confiscated from an organized criminal group operating under former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has been credited into the accounts of the State Treasury. Lutsenko made the announcement on Facebook.

    “Not all of the USD 1.5 billion seized from the Yanukovych-led criminal group disappeared. It was placed into the Treasury accounts a long time ago and was subsequently invested into the National Army and infrastructure projects, …

  • Saakashvili: Prosecutor General of Ukraine Lutsenko is preparing my arrest and extradition to Georgia

    The leader of the party, Movement of New Forces, Mikheil Saakashvili, stated that the General Prosecutor's Office was preparing documents for his arrest and extradition to Georgia, as indicated on his Facebook page.

    "Prosecutor General Lutsenko has started the process of preparing documents with the aim of my arrest and extradition to Georgia for the actions during my presidency," Saakashvili wrote.

    On October 24th, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko stated that the State Migration Service …

  • Lutsenko: Saakashvili will not be expelled from Ukraine over incident at Shehyni border checkpoint

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko has made assurances that Mikheil Saakashvili, leader of the party "Movement of New Forces" (Rukh Novykh Syl) and former head of the Odessa regional administration, will not be expelled from Ukraine and will not be arrested in connection with the incident at the Shehyni border checkpoint.

    "As Prosecutor General, I tell you clearly: Saakashvili will not be arrested in relation to this case, [and] Saakashvili cannot be extradited from this country while …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine asks Prime Minister Groysman to fire finance minister

    Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, signed a letter to the prime minister requesting the dismissal of Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk. He spoke about this on Wednesday, August 23, during a work visit to the Dnipropetrovsk province.

    During the visit with the prosecutors of the Dnipropetrovsk province, Lutsenko expressed dissatisfaction with Danylyuk’s work, accusing him, amongst other things, of not increasing the prosecutors’ salaries.

    “The thing is that since September, …

  • Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office initiates investigation into alleged tax evasion by the Prosecutor General

    The head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP), Nazar Kholodnytskyi said that an investigation has begun following the statements of the leader of the Radical Party Oleh Lyashko about the house and tax declaration of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, UNN news agency reports.

    "The SAP responded to the statements made by the leader of the Radical Party, which he made during the consideration of the petition. We submitted his two applications to the Unified …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine: Yanukovych’s money should be publicly shared and given to healthcare reform

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said on Channel 5 TV that the “Yanukovych money” that was confiscated and added to the state budget should be shared with the public and that it should go to healthcare reform in particular.

    “The state treasury got USD 1.1 billion and another USD 200 million in securities. The question is why politicians from the government do not share this money in the budget now. I publicly insist that these funds should be allocated in the budget for …