Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Davit Sakvarelidze said, Censor.NET reports citing ZN.UA.
"It is possible to acknowledge that the competition has been completed without systemic disruptions. There were more external candidates, but the process revealed that internal candidates have been prepared better," Sakvarelidze explained preliminary substitution of only a quarter of employees of local prosecutor's offices.
He added this did not mean that the newcomers could not become heads of local prosecutor's offices.
He recalled that the competitive selection of local prosecutors would end Dec. 15, with 2,000 people interviewed by that time.
In August, Sakvarelidze informed that the selection of new prosecutors was postponed due to people of the "old PGO system", who were delaying the start of the testing referring to allegedly poorly prepared tests.
It was expected that testing would begin Aug. 15. However, another Deputy Prosecutor General Yurii Sevruk declared that he had revealed violations in actions of Sakvarelidze during preparation of the tests and also questioned the quality of the tests that have been approved by the experts from the U.S. and EU.
Prosecutor General Shokin approved tests for the selection of local prosecutors in late August. The testing began in early September.