NABU to analyze acquisition of apartment in Kyiv by MP Leschenko
Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine and head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine (SAP) Nazar Kholodnytsky has instructed the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to analyze information about acquisition of an apartment by MP Serhiy Leschenko (Petro Poroshenko Bloc) and reports on the results by September 16.
"I have ordered NABU to check information spread in media regarding the lawfulness of acquisition of an apartment in Kyiv by MP Leschenko. If traces of crime are established, the anti-corruption agencies would take all measures to punish guilty persons," Kholodnytsky wrote on his Facebook page.
He posted a copy of the address to NABU Director Artem Sytnyk.
NABU said that this is the task of the National Agency for Corruption Prevention (NACP). NABU agreed to gain insight into the case involving the acquisition of an apartment by Leschenko due to the fact that NACP was launched recently.
"The monitoring of mode of living by persons authorized to implement state functions are in competence of the NACP than NABU. Taking into account the fact that the NACP is being formed and a stir among the public, as well as the address of Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Nazar Kholodnytsky and MP Leschenko, NABU will analyze the Leshchenko's recent property transaction. We will inform about the results of the inspection later," NABU wrote on its Facebook page.
According to media reports, MP Leschenko bought an apartment with gross area of 192 square meters downtown Kyiv.