Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko has urged Prosecutor General Oleksandr Medvedko to conduct stuff reshuffles at the prosecution agencies, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

"I would rather Oleksandr Ivanovych [Medvedko] had enough courage and strength to replace the staff in the regions where there has been a long-standing need for such changes," the president said at an extended meeting of the Prosecutor General's Office in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Yuschenko recommended Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko to do the same.

"The system has become rotten," the president said.

"We should sweep clean the law-enforcement agencies which have long stopped working for the Ukrainian law," Yuschenko said.

According to the head of state, there are to many come-and-go people in the police and prosecution agencies.

The president said that the leadership of the prosecutor's office and Interior Ministry's department of Kirovohrad region should resign after the incident leading to the death of local resident Valeriy Oliynyk.


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