The NABU operation on the detention of Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs Yuriy Grymchak and his assistant took place without the knowledge of Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko as UNN reported citing Head of Prosecutors’ Group of the Special Investigation Department Oleksy Donsky.
“At all these proceedings, it became possible because the leadership of the Prosecutor General’s Office, neither prosecutor general, nor the deputy head knew about the operations,” Donsky said.
According to him, Lutsenko and his deputy were informed about the detention of Grymchak and his assistant post-factum when the operation ended.
At the same time, Donsky noted that according to the general rule, the leadership of the Prosecutor General’s Office had to be informed about the operation.
On August 14, the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), together with representatives of the Special Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor's Office and the Security Service of Ukraine, detained Yuriy Grymchak, the Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs, and his assistant on a $ 480,000 bribe.
Besides, it was reported that Yuriy Grymchak is under questioning in Prosecutor General Office. Later Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) published a video of detention of Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs Yuriy Grymchak.