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Ukraine's Anti-corruption Bureau asks to dismiss Kholodnytsky instead of reprimand

NABU Head Artem Sytnyk sent the objection of the conclusion of the Qualifications and Disciplinary Commission of Public Prosecutors toward Kholodnytsky and insists on his dismissal
15:43, 19 July 2018

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The National Anti-Corruption Bureau asks the Qualifications and Disciplinary Commission of Public Prosecutors to initiate the dismissal of Nazar Kholodnytsky, the deputy prosecutor general and head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) instead of the reprimand for the gross violation of the prosecutor’s ethic as the NABU press service reported.

It is pointed that on July 16, NABU Head Artem Sytnyk sent the objection of the conclusion of the Qualifications and Disciplinary Commission of Public Prosecutors toward Kholodnytsky.

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NABU Head thinks that it is incorrect to give reprimand to the SAPO Head and insists on his dismissal.

“The National Bureau thinks that in this case, the commission should and must initiate the consideration of the submission on the dismissal of the SAPO Head before the Prosecutor’s Council of Ukraine,” the message said.

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Also, the NABU claims that the gross violations are found in the actions of Kholodnytsky and the commission has enough authority to initiate his dismissal.

As we reported the SAP found a wire in the cabinet of Nazar Kholodnytsky. It was noted that the NABU and Prosecutor General's Office held the audition. It was noted that the NABU and GPU tapped the SAPO Head.

On March 22, Kholodnytsky confirmed that the wire was found in his cabinet. He noted that he does not know who is an owner of the device found on March 6 and waits for the response from the law enforcement bodies.

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Yuriy Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine initiated Kholodnytsky’s resignation on March 30. Lutsenko appealed to the Qualifications and Disciplinary Commission of Public Prosecutors concerning Nazar Kholodnytsky, his Deputy and the Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.

Also, Kholodnytsky claimed that the Prosecutor General’s Office opened the criminal proceeding against him due to the disclosing of the details of the pretrial investigation, particularly, the Suprun case.

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