The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) reacted to the comments about some candidates for the leadership positions at the State Investigation Bureau (SIB) as the press service of the EUAM reported.
“EUAM takes note of a number of serious allegations against certain candidates to the managerial positions of the State Bureau of Investigation. These allegations have been voiced by representatives of the civil society and mass media, amid the ongoing process of selection in the Commission responsible for selecting the top management of SBI. The allegations pertain to serious violations of human rights reportedly committed by some of the candidates, as well as concerns over possible corruption offenses and their integrity risks,” the message said.
It is noted that the selected personnel should have high professional and moral qualities.
“EUAM is currently observing the selection of the SBI personnel limited to the selection administered by the two internal Selection Commissions of the SBI. Our involvement does not cover the selection administered by the external Commission, according to an agreement with the SBI regarding the selection observation,” the message said.
On November 22, 2017, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appointed Roman Truba as the head of the SIB, while 81 people claimed to occupy this position.
On March 2, the competition for the leading position at the SIB has begun. On March 30, the election to the Society Control Council at the SIB finished.