US will not recall Pyatt for PGO criticism; such statements are fake, - US Embassy

The United States does not intend to withdraw its Ambassador to Ukraine Pyatt for his criticism towards Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office.

This was stated in the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine press office's commentary regarding statement by the deputy head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction Ihor Kononenko, Censor.NET reports citing Lb.ua.

He said that President Poroshenko in his conversation with the U.S. Vice President Joe Biden allegedly pointed to inadmissibly harsh criticism of the Prosecutor General's Office by Pyatt.

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"As far as I know, the president rigidly said to Biden that the U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt should not have made the statement regarding the quality of the Shokin's PGO work. In response, he [Biden - ed.] agreed and said that Pyatt would be withdrawn from Kyiv next February," Kononenko said as quoted by RBK Ukraine.

The Embassy press office said that Biden had not said these words, when commenting on Kononenko's statement.

The press officer of the Embassy said that the Vice President Biden's press office would confirm his words that these statements were fake.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n355528