The escape of the former Party of Regions member Serhiy Kliuyev, recently stripped of his parliamentary immunity, has shown that we do not have any law enforcement agency not involved in the scheme of “protection” of corruption. This was stated by Deputy Chairman of the “Samopomich” Union faction Yehor Soboliev commenting on the possibility of the resignation of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
“The Prosecutor General’s Office bears the greatest responsibility for this escape, although the Interior Ministry and the Security Service are also responsible because they had to provide operational escorting and supervision over Kliuyev,” stated the deputy.
The MP reminded that “Samopomich” had voted with red buttons against the appointment of Viktor Shokin to the position of Prosecutor General.
“If now our colleagues from the coalition and the President have come to realize that they made a mistake by appointing such a Prosecutor General, we once again will confirm our position: we will vote for Shokin to be removed from office,” he added.
In addition, Soboliev said that now it is important not simply to dismiss the Prosecutor General, but to switch to a different procedure of his election.
“Right after the release of Yarema we registered a bill on the election of a Prosecutor General by means of an open competition. Not for the President to decide who will be convenient for him, but for society to choose the Prosecutor General who will not serve anyone but the law,” said the MP.