MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers voted no confidence in the country’s top prosecutor Thursday after the prime minister, foreign minister and defense minister all were replaced in a government shakeup this week.
The parliament vote took place after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy described Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka as ineffective. The president leveled similar criticism against the now-former prime minister.
The director of Ukraine’s state investigative bureau alleged that Ryaboshapka had blocked probes of hundreds of cases in the corruption-riddled country.
A new prosecutor general could be named next week.
Ryaboshapka announced last year that he was reviewing earlier investigations of the …read more