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Parliament refused to reduce the number of prosecutors

The Verkhovna Rada decided not to cut the number of prosecutors to 10 thousand. For changes to the act No. 7160 on the Prosecutor’s office about the optimization of the number of employees of bodies of Prosecutor’s office as a whole voted 229 deputies, the correspondent of LIGA.net.

The text of the law removed the provision on the reduction of prosecutors in 2018 to 10 thousand people and left the overall number of prosecutors 15 thousand people, without guidance, how many of them should be prosecutors and investigators.

The law on the procuracy provides that the total number of employees of the Prosecutor’s office is 15 thousand people. Amendments adopted in 2015 of the total number of prosecutors, prosecutors from 1 January 2018 should be no more than 10 thousand. As stated in the explanatory note to the document, in October 2017, prosecutors and investigators in the prosecutorial system 11 313 people.

According to the authors of the project, the reduction of prosecutors and investigators in the public prosecution system is up to 10 thousand people will increase the load on them and will weaken the quality and pace of investigations of criminal proceedings.

Also created by the preliminary investigation bodies within the State penal service, and plan their creation in the financial police. This will require additional prosecutorial supervision over observance of laws during pre-trial investigation.

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko welcomed the decision of the Verkhovna Rada on the abolition of the downsizing of the prosecution and believes it is really the state’s position, said the press Secretary of the Prosecutor General Larisa Sagan in Facebook.

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Earlier it was reportedthat since the beginning of year bodies of Prosecutor’s office claim data in the electronic declarations and the real financial status was laid off more than 50 public prosecutors: these are the results of the General Inspectorate of the GPU.

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