Adviser to the former U.S. Vice President John Biden, Michael Carpenter threatened to recommend to the U.S. authorities to reduce financial assistance to Ukraine. He wrote about this on his Twitter.
According to Carpenter, he is ready to take such measures if the Verkhovna Rada decided to solely dismiss the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the head of the Anticorruption Committee.
“If the Rada votes to dismiss the head of the Anticorruption Committee and the head of the NABU, I will recommend cutting all US government assistance to Ukraine, including security assistance. This is a disgrace,” he wrote.
If the Rada votes to dismiss the head of the Anticorruption Committee and the head of the NABU, I will recommend cutting all US government assistance to #Ukraine, including security assistance. This is a disgrace.— Michael Carpenter (@mikercarpenter) 6 декабря 2017 г.
As it was reported earlier the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine performed an illegal act when it asked for the FBI assistance while searching the State Migration Service office. Yuriy Lutsenko, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said that in his interview.
Previously, Head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau Artem Sytnyk reported that the FBI helped them investigate the cases of corruption in the State Migration Service and illegal production of amber.
‘Artem Sytnyk said it was a joint operation of the NABU and the FBI. If that’s true, I have a question – who actually let the foreign special service act in Ukraine? As far as I know, the FBI agents arrived in Ukraine to help investigate the murder of Pavlo Sheremet. But without respective legal procedures, the whole operation is illegal,’ Lutsenko said.