More than 500 federal prosecutors in Ukraine will reportedly be fired before the end of the month after a government review that ensnared a key ally of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new social media network called 'TRUTH Social' Virginia State Police investigating death threat against McAuliffe Meadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report MORE's person attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani associate Lev Parnas won't testify at trial Four Seasons Total Landscaping comes full circle with MSNBC special Giuliani picks Abe Lincoln filter for attack against McAuliffe MORE.
The Washington Post reported Monday that Kostiantyn Kulyk was one of the first prosecutors to be ousted after he failed to appear for a required examination earlier this year. Kulyk previously served as deputy head of the Department of International Legal Cooperation under Ukraine's office of the attorney general, the newspaper noted.
Hundreds of prosecutors have reportedly been fired as part of the review process, which was ordered by Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, earlier this year. A total of at least 570 are expected to be ousted by December's end, according to the Post.
The newspaper noted that Kulyk was a central figure in Giuliani's efforts to obtain damaging information about former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden White House: US has donated 200 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world Police recommend charges against four over Sinema bathroom protest K Street revenues boom MORE in Ukraine on behalf of Trump, though the former prosecutor has denied personally meeting with the former New York City mayor.
Those efforts have become the focus of the House's impeachment inquiry into Trump, with Democrats arguing that Trump solicited foreign interference in the upcoming presidential election in exchange for military aid to Ukraine.
Zelensky, a former comedian won Ukraine's election in a landslide, has headed up anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine since his inauguration earlier this year.