Ukraine to fire hundreds of prosecutors by year's end, including Giuliani-linked official: report

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 John TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record MORE's person attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiSunday shows - Spotlight shines on Bloomberg, stop and frisk Giuliani hits Bloomberg on stop-and-frisk: He's 'turned on the program' Donald Trump: Unrepentant, on the attack and still playing the victim 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.

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The newspaper noted that Kulyk was a central figure in Giuliani's efforts to obtain damaging information about former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Pelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' 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.