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Politics 2019-08-15T05:18:28+03:00
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PGO Loses Right To Launch Investigations

PGO Loses Right To Launch Investigations

PGO, investigation

The Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) has lost its right to launch investigations.

This is said in Item 1 of the Final Provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine that took effect on November 20, 2017, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

In compliance with the provisions, the PGO had the right to investigate crimes under investigation of the State Bureau of Investigation for not longer than 5 years from the date when the new Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine (November 19, 2012).

Therefore, on November 20, 2017, only the State Bureau of Investigation's investigators have the right to investigate crimes committed by former presidents, high-ranking officials, members of the Central Election Commission, members of the Ukrainian Parliament, leadership of the PGO, head of the National Bank of Ukraine, judges and law enforcers.

Besides, the State Bureau of Investigation obtains the right to investigate Crimea committed by detective of the National Anticorruption Bureau (NACB) and prosecutors of the Specialized Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office (SACPO).

Besides, the State Bureau of Investigation has the right to investigate military crimes.

The said investigations cannot be carried out over 2 years.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on November 16, a tender commission elected former prosecutor Roman Truba as the director of the State Bureau of Investigation.

Truba hopes he will be able to take office in June-July 2018.

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