Oleksandr Medvedko

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Oleksandr Medvedko
Олександр Медведько
General Prosecutor of Ukraine
In office
June 1, 2007 – November 3, 2010
PresidentViktor Yushchenko
Preceded byViktor Shemchuk (acting)
Succeeded byViktor Pshonka[1]
In office
November 4, 2005 – April 26, 2007
PresidentViktor Yushchenko
Preceded bySviatoslav Piskun
Succeeded bySvyatoslav Piskun
Personal details
Born (1955-07-25) July 25, 1955 (age 63)
Soviet Union Iskrivka, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukrainian SSR
ResidenceUkraine Kiev, Ukraine
Alma materYaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine

Oleksandr Medvedko (Ukrainian: Олександр Іванович Медведько) is a former Prosecutor General of Ukraine[2] Medvedko was installed in a political deal with the Party of Regions.[3]

Biography[edit]

In December 2009 during the 2010 Ukrainian presidential election campaign incumbent Prime Minister of Ukraine and presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko promised to replace Medvedko if elected president. Tymoshenko said Medvedko is controlled by the opposition Party of Regions headed by (also presidential candidate) Victor Yanukovych. According to her that has made it impossible to hold accountable individuals responsible for bank fraud on a massive scale during the fall of 2008.[3]

Although Medvedko's term was set to expire in November 2012[3] Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych dismissed Medvedko as prosecutor general on November 3, 2010.[1] According to Yanukovych Medvedko had asked for his resignation because he believed "that there should be rotation of senior staff".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Update: Yanukovych signs law on new prosecutor general". Interfax-Ukraine. Kyiv Post. November 4, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Court Finds Illegal Dismissal Of Piskun From Post Of Prosecutor General in May 2007". Ukrainian News. Kyiv Post. April 24, 2009. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Tymoshenko promises new top cop, if elected". Kyiv Post. December 7, 2009. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved December 8, 2009.
  4. ^ "Yanukovych: Prosecutor General quit because he wanted to". Kyiv Post. Interfax-Ukraine. November 3, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2010.

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