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EU follows controversies between Ukraine's anti-corruption bodies, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

In terms of reforms, Ukraine still shows much more progress over the last three years than over the previous 20
09:05, 2 April 2018

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The European Commission has been tracking the course of events involving the SAP (Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office) and NABU (National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine). These contradictions do not make any good impression on Brussels; Peter Wagner, the Head of the Support Group for Ukraine at European Commission. 

'We're aware of the events in Kyiv. We follow the messages, although analyzing and deciding what to do is none of our business... That, of course, does not come across as a good thing, when those supposed to fight the corruption actually fight each other much more,' he said.  

Related: Kholodnytsky insists on public consideration of his case, promises to publish wiretaps

Wagner added that in his opinion, Ukraine still shows 'more progress' in reforms over the last three years than over the previous 20. According to him, the list of areas where Ukraine proceeds successfully is'very long'. 

'Despite the fact that a lot is done already, there's still a lot of work is yet to be done. Besides, it is crucial to respond to where we are now and how it goes next. There's no feeling that things are not going to change', he said.

Related: Kholodnytsky case: it all started with embezzlement in Odesa Mayor’s Office

As 112 International reported, the NABU and the PGO (Prosecutor General's Office) sent the disciplinary committee appeals against SAP chief Nazar Kholodnytsky. His office was wiretapped. The latter was supposed to show up for the interrogation at Prosecutor General's Office, but he did not come. 

On March 30, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko initiated Kholodnytsky's resignation. He turned to the respective authority, which considers the issue of removing him from the office.

Related: Kholodnytsky says SAP will return unused $1.6 million to state budget

Related: If conflict of NABU, GPU is not solved, the war to take place, - SAP

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