June 11, 2019 / 12:42 PM / 13 days ago

Ukraine President asks MPs to sack Prosecutor, appoint foreign minister

FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy holds a news conference after meeting European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, Belgium, June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has asked parliament to sack General Prosecutor Yuri Lutshenko and to appoint a former Ukrainian envoy to NATO, Vadym Prystaiko, as new foreign minister, a presidential official said on Tuesday.

“The law on the prosecutor’s office says that the prosecutor can only be a person who has ... an experience in the field of law. Lutsenko doesn’t have this experience,” Ruslan Ryaboshapka told reporters.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Catherine Evans

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