Ukraine parliament approves Poroshenko's choice for prosecutor-general

KIEV Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:55am EDT

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KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian parliament, accepting President Petro Poroshenko's nomination, on Thursday approved first deputy prime minister Vitaly Yarema as prosecutor-general.

Speaking to a parliamentary session, Poroshenko said Yarema would be a key figure in the fight against corruption in the country.

(Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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