Director of NABU (National Anti-Corruption Bureau) Artem Sytnyk declared a land plot that he actually sold to the Russians in occupied Crimea for rubles and paid taxes and fees to the budget of the Russian Federation. He faces up to two years in prison for providing false information in the declaration, as the Obozrevatel reports.
On April 18, 2020, Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau Sytnyk filed an annual declaration of a person authorized to perform state functions for 2019. The declaration indicates a land plot of 416 square meters in the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, worth 94,300 hryvnias, issued for his wife, Sytnyk Anna Mykolaivna. However, documents published by the media in February 2020 testify to the fact that the Sytnyk's site was sold in occupied Crimea back in 2017. Extracts from Russian registries, a sales contract and other documents confirm the fact of a transaction registered by the occupation authorities.
This is a plot of B-65 (cadastral number 8536900000: 07: 001: 0226) in the Mirage garden community in the Nakhimovsky district of Sevastopol, which Sytnyk’s wife registered for herself under Russian law (new, Russian cadastral number - 91: 04: 007001 : 139), and sold for 900,000 Russian rubles. In 2015, Anna Sytnyk, the wife of Artyom Sytnyk, gave a power of attorney for the right to alienate property to a Russian citizen Nebyvaylova. On the same day, Artem Sytnyk gave his wife consent to the alienation of the specified site, which is also confirmed by documentary. On August 1, 2017, the registration authorities of the occupation authorities of the Russian Federation in Sevastopol illegally registered the ownership right of Sytnyk Anna Mykolaivna on a land plot of 0.0416 hectares in Sevastopol. On the same day, Sytnyks, through an intermediary, sold a plot for 900,000 Russian rubles (the seller was Sytnyk AN), of which 6,600 Russian rubles were paid to the Russian budget in the form of a fee. In fact, the site was sold even more expensive - for 2 million Russian rubles, which follows from the posted ads. Neither in the declaration of Sytnyk’s wife, nor in the declaration of Artem Sytnyk himself for the operation to alienate real estate and receive funds from its sale.
Since the value of this land plot is from 251 to 558 minimum subsistence level, this qualifies under Art. 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine - the submission by the declaring entity of deliberately false information in the declaration shall be punishable by a fine of two thousand five hundred to three thousand non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens or community service for a period of one hundred fifty to two hundred and forty hours, or imprisonment for a term of up to two years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years.
Yesterday, on the air of the 112 channel, Vladimir Spivak stated that he had filed a statement with the State Security Bureau on the commission of a criminal offense by Sytnyk on the fact of an inaccurate declaration. Earlier, the main witness in the case of corruption of the director of NABU Mykola Nadeyko told in an interview how he met people at the request of Sytnyk with money from occupied Crimea. These people brought money for the sold land, spent the night in Sytnyk, and he drove these intermediaries to the airport.
Recall that on May 20, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine received the constitutional submission of 51 deputies of Ukraine regarding compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine of the decree of the President of Ukraine "On the appointment of A. Sytnyk as the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine." The submission notes that the decree does not meet the requirements of several articles of the Constitution of Ukraine.
As we reported before, the Court found Sytnyk guilty of corruption.