Ukraine"s Poroshenko asks parliament to agree to dismiss prosecutor

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko 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 request did not explain the reasons for the proposal, but MPs, activists and the country's Western backers have regularly accused the prosecutor's office of failing to tackle corruption or rolling out reforms.

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