Yovanovitch: U.S. to keep supporting Ukraine’s anti-corruption bodies

Source : 112 Ukraine

The diplomat believes there are many people in NABU and SAP who know how to work together well
10:32, 5 December 2017

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U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch said that Washington will continue to support the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office. She said this in an interview with

"I certainly agree that the fight against corruption is the most important challenge for the Ukrainian government and for all Ukrainian people. It should be recognized that since 2014 the president, all prime ministers and the Verkhovna Rada have put a lot of effort into this. Creation of new anti-corruption bodies is an embodiment of this. We are proud to have supported the creation of these anti-corruption bodies and will continue to help them, " Yovanovitch said.

According to the ambassador, there are many people in the anti-corruption bodies who can work well together, and about 100 cases, which the anti-corruption bodies investigated and initiated is a proof. Those cases were practically suspended at the judicial level.

Related: NABU agents are illegal grouping, - Prosecutor General

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.

Related: NABU stops all cover operations, - Sytnyk

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