Ukrainian Politics

 Ukrainian lawmakers downvote prosecutor general's resignation

Members of the Ukrainian parliament carried out a rating (preliminary) vote on the possibility of the resignation of Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko at the request of First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Iryna Herashchenko.

38 MPs upheld Lutsenko's resignation while 116 voted against it, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

On Nov. 6, Lutsenko announced his intent to file resignation due to of a political PR campaign around the murder of civic activist Kateryna Handziuk that impacted the investigation of her case.

As reported, Kherson City Council executive officer, Kateryna Handziuk, who tried to deal with local separatists and harshly criticized the authorities, namely the law enforcement officials, was doused with acid in Kherson early on July 31.

On Aug. 2, she was urgently taken from Kherson to Kyiv by an air ambulance.

On Aug. 3, the law enforcers detained the person suspected of perpetrating attack on the activist.

She reportedly died of a blood clot in a Kyiv-based hospital on Nov. 4 after long treatment.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3095385