Responsibility for Portnov’s winning the case at the European Court rests with Mokhnitskyi, Yarema and Shokin who failed to bring to court in Ukraine a single top corruption case.
This was stated by the Deputy Chairman of the “Samopomich” faction, the Chairman of the Committee on Preventing and Combating Corruption, Yehor Soboliev.
“Not a single high-profile corruption case, not a single case against Portnov himself, let alone Yanukovych and Azarov with their enormous thefts, none of these cases have been brought to court. And today this enables Portnov and the like to say that they are pursued as political oppositionists, that, in fact, they are poor and miserable,” stated the deputy.
Soboliev said that it was the direct responsibility of the prosecutors who had failed these tasks, as well as of those who had appointed the latter.
“We look somewhat, to put it mildly, strange in the eyes of the world. Are we waiting for the UN itself to address us with a request to appoint a proper Prosecutor General? Everyone sees that talks about justice in Ukraine remain only a desire of the society and a few officials,” he said.
The MP reminds that in the Verkhovna Rada the signatures for the resignation of Prosecutor General Shokin are still being collected, and 30 more signatures are needed from MPs.
In addition, we shall recall that the petition for resignation of the Prosecutor General on the presidential website has mustered the required for its consideration 25 thousand votes.