NABU chief denies he disclosed secrecy of investigation or state secrets
Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk has said that he did not violate the law in terms of not disclosing the secrecy of the investigation or state secrets while communicating with journalists in the off-the-record format.
"I communicate with journalists due to the post I hold... Formats of communication with journalists are different. It's a common practice, not only in Ukraine. Yes, indeed, I had meetings with journalists in the off-the-record format several times... This is a practice that is used by the leaders of other law enforcement agencies," he said at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada committee on preventing and combating corruption in Kyiv on Wednesday.
"I have never violated the law during any format of meetings with journalists. I'm ready to repeat in the on-the-record format all what I said in an open interview at a meeting with journalists in the off-the-record format. I'm not afraid to violate any provision of the law," Sytnyk said.
At the same time, he said that he had not disclosed either state secrets or the secrecy of the investigation.