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Ukraine Probes Attack on Chief Prosecutor Amid Calls He Resign

  • Bullet-proof windows saved prosecutor from sniper fire
  • Prosecutor's office accused of hindering anti-corruption drive

Ukrainian authorities opened a criminal investigation into a sniper attack on Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who’s under pressure to resign amid criticism he has hindered the country’s fight against graft.

At about 10 p.m. Kiev time on Monday, an unknown assailant fired at a window in Shokin’s office as he held a meeting with employees, prosecutor Anatoliy Matios told reporters. The attack follows censure from Ukrainians, the U.S., and anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International, who say Shokin has blocked efforts to fight corruption.