Russia: Yuri Chaika named as Russia's new chief prosecutor

Russia: Yuri Chaika named as Russia's new chief prosecutor
Russia: Yuri Chaika named as Russia's new chief prosecutor

Putin sent a letter to the upper house, asking for approval of Yuri Chaika to succeed Vladimir Ustinov as prosecutor general, the Interfax and ITAR-Tass news agencies reported.

The Federation Council is expected to vote on the candidacy later this week. The chamber consists entirely of Kremlin loyalists and is certain to quickly seal Chaika's candidacy.