National anti-corruption bureau opens case against PM Shmygal, Cabinet members

Source : 112 Ukraine

The officials are suspected with embezzling the money from Covid fund
16:33, 5 July 2021

Denys Shmygal
24 Channel

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has opened the criminal case on the fact of possible negligence of Prime Minister Denys Shmygal and members of the government, as they may have embezzled the costs from the Covid fund, redirecting this money to other areas of state management - in the breach of the law. Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine reported that as cited by UNN news agency.

The cases was opened in July 2, as the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court demanded to start the respective investigation.

On May 25, the NABU got an appeal, in which the compliant claimed criminal violations committed by the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet; the compliant pointed out at possible mismanagement of state funds and service negligence. The Bureau, then, refused to register the case. The compliant moved on, passing his appeal to the court. The NABU had to start the investigation when the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court ordered the authority to do so.

Related: Security Service detains ex-MP Semenchenko, NABU 'agent' Shevchenko on suspicion of organizing private military company

Earlier, the International Monetary Fund unveiled a plan to overcome the coronavirus pandemic in the world and has offered $ 50 billion for this. The plan was published on the IMF website. The plan provides for vaccination of at least 40% of the population in all countries by the end of 2021 and at least 60% by the first half of 2022.

It is estimated that $ 35 billion will be used in grant funding. The remainder of the overall funding plan - about $ 15 billion - could come from national governments.

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