Ukraine's Poroshenko asks parliament to agree to dismiss prosecutor

February 10, 2015 7:55 AM

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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's president has asked parliament to agree to the dismissal of General Prosecutor Vitaliy Yarema, according to the text of an official request posted on the parliamentary website on Tuesday.

The notice did not explain President Petro Poroshenko's reasons, but deputies, activists and the country's Western backers have regularly accused the prosecutor's office of failing to tackle corruption and roll out reforms.

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