Anti-Corruption Bureau gets 82 appeals after Zelensky’s urge to report about corruption

The bureau told that the call-center receives 10-15 calls daily
20:20, 24 September 2019

National Anti-Corruption Bureau
Open source

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) received 82 appeals after the urge of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to the Ukrainians to report about the cases of corruption. It is not established yet how much of them should be investigated by the NABU as reported.

Besides, the bureau told that the call-center receives 10-15 calls daily. On September 23, as the president published his video appeal, 82 people called to the call-center. However, the bureau noted that there was the same number of the call at the beginning of the NABU’s work.

Yesterday, the citizens complained about:

  • violation of the social, labor, land rights and legitimate interests;
  • learned about the investigative jurisdiction of the NABU, contacts of other bodies, which counteract corruption;
  • inadequate pretrial investigations of other bodies;
  • problems in the housing and communal services area, inappropriate state of pavements, sewerage system and so on.

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Now, it is hard to say how much yesterday’s calls concerned the jurisdiction of the NABU. All messages registered, they get the primary legal assessment, the answers are prepared in accordance with the demands of the Law of Ukraine “On appeals of the citizens,” the bureau said.

On September 23, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky urged the Ukrainians to report about the cases of corruption to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) on Facebook.

“Dear Ukrainians I have often urged you to participate in some challenge or flash mob. Now, the time for the largest has come. Each citizen of Ukraine may participate,” Zelensky stated.

Earlier Zelensky signed the law on the Anti-Corruption Court. The law will take effect the day after its publication in the Holos Ukrainy newspaper, the official outlet of the Parliament.



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