NABU agents are illegal grouping, - Prosecutor General

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Lutsenko, the agents use the illegal methods and illegal equipment
18:20, 4 December 2017

Agents of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau that work under cover are beyond the law. Yury Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine reported this to 1+1 TV channel.

‘The issue is not only in the provocation. The issue lies in another.  When we began to observe the young man that firstly came to Fund Deposit Guarantee and offered 50 000 dollars, then he came to the National Bank of Ukraine and offered 50 000 dollars and only then he came to other establishments. We understood that this person constantly offers and provokes the bribes. We researched where he came and saw that he visits the flat where the same civilians gather. We did not know who owns this flat and only later we learned that one of the governors of the NABU visits this flat. The provocation method is not illegal in my opinion but also unethical.  It is unacceptable to offer alcohol or to try to involve persons in the schemes of the drug consumption. The so-called agents of the NABU were employed with a violation of the law. The law demands to select the workers according to the open competitive tender. However, the dozens of the agents were selected on the closed procedures and it contradicts the law’, Lutsenko noted.

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According to him, the illegal agents work in the NABU.

‘They use the illegal methods of the provocation. Any of them is allowed to the national security information. But they are provided with the materials of the bugging of the SBU that is the crime. They use the non-registered bugging equipment that was illegally delivered. The materials received from this equipment are used for the work. It is a massive illegal grouping that uses the illegal methods and illegal equipment.  I understand the entire issue of the NABU. All agents are beyond the law’, Lutsenko said.

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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.

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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.

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