The Kherson regional prosecutor’s office was headed by Serhiy Gritsenko, who was appointed head of the Cherkasy region’s prosecutor’s office only in July

The new head of the Kherson Region Prosecutor’s Office was presented to her team on November 23 by Deputy Prosecutor General Alexei Symonenko, reported website of the Public Prosecution Service.

As noted, Symonenko noted the need for coordinated and effective work of law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in priority areas – documenting and investigating war crimes of the Russian Federation in the liberated territory of the Kherson region. Particular attention is paid to combating crimes against the foundations of national security.

When exactly the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Andriy Kostin signed the decree on the appointment of Gritsenko is not reported.

Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Symonenko (right) introduces Serhiy Hrytsenko to the staff of the Kherson Regional Prosecutor’s Office Photo:

At the same time, only in July 2022 Sergey Gritsenko was appointed head of the Cherkasy Regional Prosecutor’s Office. Then Aleksey Simonenko also represented him in the team.

It is also not known where the former head of the Kherson Regional Prosecutor’s Office, Volodymyr Kalyuga, who headed it since September 2020 and previously served as the head of the Zaporozhye Regional Prosecutor’s Office since November 2019, will continue to work.

Sergey Gritsenko was born on June 4, 1973 in the town of Korosten, Zhytomyr region. Graduated from Kyiv State University. Taras Shevchenko. He worked as a lawyer for JSC “Korosten Porcelain” in Zhytomyr region. He began his prosecution activities in 1997 as a trainee at the Zhytomyr Prosecutor’s Office.

Then Gritsenko worked:

assistant prosecutor of the Zhytomyr region;
Prosecutor of the Department of Supervision of Compliance and Application of Laws of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Zhytomyr Region;
Prosecutor of Malinsky and Korolevsky Districts in Zhytomyr;
First Deputy Prosecutor of the City of Zhytomyr;
deputy prosecutor of the Donetsk region;
deputy head of the Department for Enforcing Laws of Special Forces and Other Bodies Fighting Organized Crime and Corruption; the main department for procedural management and law enforcement of special forces and other bodies fighting organized crime and corruption in the field of transport and criminal proceedings of the investigative bodies of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine;
First Deputy Prosecutor of the Khmelnitsky Region;
head of the Cherkasy Regional Prosecutor’s Office.


On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile attacks on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct large-scale four-way invasion. The armed forces of Ukraine repel the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kiev in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military is committing thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity across Ukraine.

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By Peter Kavinsky

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