The US and the US State Department of State support the anti-corruption bodies that work in Ukraine but they are extremely dissatisfied with the conflict between the Prosecutor General’s Office (GPU), the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAP). Nazar Kholodnytsky, the Head of the SAP reported this to 1+1 TV channel.
‘The first message that we hear in the US State Department is ‘we support you by 1000%’. The second is that all conflicts should be solved by the legal way’, he noted.
‘The third message is that if there is a criminal activity in the work of the Prosecutor General’s Office then it should be examined by the investigation and sent to the court or the criminal proceeding should be closed. If the prosecutors of SAP or NABU did something illegal they should bear the responsibility due to the results of the objective and independent investigation’, Kholodnytsky said.
Kholodnytsky also noted that ‘If the conflict between the NABU, SAP and GPU is not solved, then the war will take place in the result of the resistance of these bodies and the whole country will become the victim of this war’.
‘If anti-corruption bodies that should work only in the judicial sphere are removed for political reasons that it will be a wreck of the whole political and anti-corruption reform’, Kholodnytsky concluded.
As we reported earlier that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained the agent of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) during the attempt to bribe Dina Pimakhova, the First Deputy Head of State Migration Service.
Dina Pimakhova, the First Deputy Head of the State Migration Service revealed her version of the incident with the agent of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU). According to her, Serhy Boyarsky, the NABU agent established the informal friendly relations with her and began to offer a bribe to legalize the foreigners.
The detectives say they had made up a cover story, by which the undercover agent came into contact with Pimakhova, and in November she agreed to help with giving out a permit for temporary residence for $30.000.
Later Artem Sytnyk, the Head of Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine claimed that all cover operations of the NABU agents were stopped.
Moreover, Yury Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine that the NABU performed an illegal act when it asked for the FBI assistance while searching the State Migration Service office.