Solomiansky district court in Kyiv obliged the NABU (National Anti-Corruption Bureau) to open cases against Vasyl Hrytsak, the chief of Ukraine's State Security Service, his first deputy and other high-rank officials from the Service. The respective decision was made on August 2.
The court ordered the NABU to submit lawyer Kazak's statement, in which he claimed that several violations could have taken place.
The officials will be suspected of power abuse, forgery and bribe-taking. The decision cannot be appealed.
Previously, Shevchenkivsky District Court obliged the State Bureau of Investigation detectives to investigate the presumed interference of Spokesperson of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy in the election process.
According to the document, the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) is obliged to include data about the criminal offense to the Unified registry of pre-trial investigations.
The document states that the complainant sent an application to the PGO about committing the criminal offence by the Head of the Verkhovna Rada under the article Interference of the officer using the rank to the implementation of the electoral commission or referendum commission their responsibilities, set by the law, committed by the illegal requiring or instructions with a view to influence on the electoral or referendum commission’s decision according to the Criminal Code of Ukraine.