The National Agency on Corruption Prevention of Ukraine (NAPC) has determined in the actions of MP Oleksandr Kunytsky from the Servant of the People party the administrative offense tied with corruption. Two protocols were compiled and sent to the court, as Radio Liberty reported.
The NAPC established that the MP sent out official lawmaker’s appeals to different establishments with questions ‘that presented his personal interest’. These facts were earlier published on journalist's investigation of Schemy (Schemes) program.
The journalists established that Kunytsky as MP helped to promote the interests of the Kharkiv group of companies that engaged in the import of electric cars from abroad and production and installment of charging plants for them.
The NAPC noted that the ‘protocols were compiled on the fact of passing by Oleksandr Kunytsky of lawmaker’s appeals dated September 19, 2019, to the State Bureau of Investigation and September 11, 2019, to DTEK Kyiv electrical grids that concerned issues that presented his personal interests’.
“Through his actions, Kunytsky violated Part 2, Article 172-7 of the Administrative Code of Ukraine – the commitment of actions or making a decision in terms of a real conflict of interests. For such actions, the punishment is provided in the form of the fine in the sum of 3,400-6,800 hryvnia ($121-243) and put on the register of people who committed corruption crime,” the message said.
In their turn, the journalists found out that in September 2019, Oleksandr Kunytsky complained about the actions of the investigators of the State Fiscal Service who investigate evasion of the payment of taxes by the group of companies Avtoenterprise and assistant of the MP Dmytro Nikonov.
The next day after the filing of the request, the State Bureau of Investigation opened the criminal proceeding against revenue officers who suspected Avtoenterprise in financial fraud due to counteraction legal business activity.
Another official lawmaker’s appeal, which, according to the NAPC, Kunytsky filed, being in the terms of the real conflict of interests, was sent to DTEK Kyiv electrical grids. In the appeal, Kunytsky as the lawmaker was interested in the possibility to install a charging plant near his house in Pechersk, Kyiv, where he rented a flat. He attached a technical passport of the charging plant produced by Kharkiv Avtoenterprise to the appeal.
Kunytsky does not plead guilty.