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Ukraine President asks MPs to sack Prosecutor, appoint foreign minister

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a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Zelenskiy holds a news conference after meeting EU Council President Tusk in Brussels © Reuters/Francois Lenoir FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Zelenskiy holds a news conference after meeting EU Council President Tusk in Brussels KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has asked parliament to sack General Prosecutor Yuri Lutshenko and to appoint a former Ukrainian envoy to NATO, Vadym Prystaiko, as new foreign minister, a presidential official said on Tuesday.

"The law on the prosecutor's office says that the prosecutor can only be a person who has ... an experience in the field of law. Lutsenko doesn’t have this experience," Ruslan Ryaboshapka told reporters.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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