December 6, 2015 – Biden demands that Ukrainian president Poroshenko fire his attorney general, Viktor Shokin

In Email/Dossier Investigations by Katie Weddington

This is the Google Chrome translation from a Ukrainian perspective on Biden’s demand for Shokin’s termination:

Viktor Shokin (Credit: The Associated Press)

“At a meeting of US Vice President Joe Biden with people’s deputies, the question of the resignation of Attorney General Viktor Shokin was raised. About it wrote on the page on Facebook the people’s deputy from the Block of Petro Poroshenko Svetlana Zalishchuk.

She noted that four key topics were discussed during the meeting: corruption and a reset of the government; Russia’s violation of the Minsk agreements in the context of constitutional reforms and the law on elections in the occupied territories, as well as the annexation of Crimea.

According to her, the issue of corruption became acute, and in order to combat it, Biden said that it was necessary to restart the government and dismiss Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

“Corruption. The new government has not capitulated to it. There is progress – this is key legislation and new bodies whose leadership is chosen through independent commissions. But the two main people play in the giveaway. And the principle lines of defense are lost in the interests of certain well-known close associates. Surnames are named. Attorney General must leave, “the text says.

She added that this meeting was significant because after her Biden will already talk with the president and prime minister.

As reported, US Vice President  Joe Biden arrived in Kiev on a two-day visit late on December 6. (Read more: Korrespondent.net, 12/07/2015)