Ukrainian parlament appointed Yuriy Lutsenko new Prosecutor General. Right in the Plenary Hall decree was signed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Then Lutsenko took the oath.
Yuriy Lutsenko said that he would demand from his deputies and Heads of regional Prosecutor’s Offices to perform concrete actions. According to him, failure to fulfill his instructions and non-compliance with the terms would mean resignation.
"From each deputy and the Head of the Prosecutor’s Office I will require only one thing: concrete actions in specific timeframes. Failure would mean resignation," he said.
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Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko also promised to personally check the status of investigation into the events in Odessa, on May 2, 2014. He stated this while answering questions during the Parliament's session. “I was in Odessa with the future president of Ukraine on the second day after those tragic events, and I remember the black eyes of Odessans – inhabitants of the city of sun, humor and warmth. I believe that the investigation should be carried out objectively. Now I don’t know all its circumstances. But certainly I’ll check the status of the investigation personally," he said.
Answering the journalists’ question after the Parliament's session, Yuriy Lutsenko stated he didn't want to remain in the post of Prosecutor General longer than 1.5 years. "I accepted the offer of Petro Poroshenko about my appointment and immediately said that I see it as a period of up to 1.5 years. I don’t feel as a prosecutor in my soul and in my life. I understand what is necessary to do on this post, but I will not stay long, I have different views in my life. I will do everything to fulfill the tasks set by society and the President, but it’s for 1.5 years. During this time, I want some new persons to grow up under my protection to create the new European institution,” - Lutsenko said.