Prosecutor General of Ukraine asks Prime Minister Groysman to fire finance minister

Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, signed a letter to the prime minister requesting the dismissal of Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk. He spoke about this on Wednesday, August 23, during a work visit to the Dnipropetrovsk province.

During the visit with the prosecutors of the Dnipropetrovsk province, Lutsenko expressed dissatisfaction with Danylyuk’s work, accusing him, amongst other things, of not increasing the prosecutors’ salaries.

“The thing is that since September, prosecutors’ salaries were meant to increase, but this is not happening. According to Lutsenko, the minister of finances issued a directive which is supposed to revise the budget. Lutsenko considers this illegal, and said that he will seek the finance minister’s dismissal from his post at any cost,” - 112 Ukraine reports.

According to Lutsenko, Danylyuk has been negligent in carrying out his primary duties. Lutsenko believes that it is the finance minister’s fault that the funds confiscated from former President Viktor Yanukovych have not been realized.

“I don’t understand, there is the law of Ukraine. According to it, the money which we took away from Yanukovych is supposed to go to rural hospitals, to new weaponry and equipment in the army. And suddenly someone in the ministry of finance decides that this will not be in August, but in December. But how did nobody think of holding a tender in December and buying equipment? And how did nobody think of building a road in December and holding a tender? I believe that this is a total sign of work negligence,” he said.

Earlier the media reported with reference to a ruling of the Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv from July 18 that the Prosecutor General’s Office suspects Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk of tax evasion.

  Lutsenko, Groysman, Oleksandr Danylyuk, Ukraine