US State Department: Shokin's resignation shows that Ukraine is ready to implement reforms

The United States considers the resignation of Viktor Shokin, the General Prosecutor of Ukraine, as a signal demonstrating Ukraine’s readiness to implement reforms, as stated in Washington on Tuesday, February 16th by an official State Department spokesman, reports Ukrinform.

"We consider such action as a signal of Ukraine’s serious intentions to implement reforms,” said Toner, commenting on Shokin’s resignation.

According to him, it is essential to restore trust in the justice system in the country but "much remains to be done in the fight against corruption, including the prosecution service."

Toner emphasized that Washington continues to closely monitor the developments in Ukraine.   

"We strongly encourage all Ukrainian political parties to place the country’s needs first," he concluded.

On Tuesday, Ukrainian General Prosecutor, Viktor Shokin,resigned. Before that, President Petro Poroshenko called on the official to step down.

  Ukraine, USA, Corruption