Prosecutor General's Office reports suspicion to two more NABU employees
Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General Yuriy Stoliarchuk has reported suspicion to two more employees of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU).
"The Prosecutor General's Office incriminates the NABU employees with the crimes envisaged by two articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine - the provision of an unlawful benefit to an official (Article 369) and the provocation of bribery (Article 370)," the NABU's press service reported on Tuesday, December 5.
At the same time, the bureau said that none of its employees had ever provoked the bribery of any officials of the State Migration Service of Ukraine or other state bodies, and the provision of an unlawful benefit to an official of the State Migration Service "occurred as part of the performance of a special task by NABU's secret employees on the basis of the decision of the SAPO prosecutor on control over the commission of a crime."
"Therefore, there is no offense in this case... The State Migration Service official herself repeatedly voiced the requirement to receive 'encouragement' in the amount of 30,000 dollars," the NABU said.
The bureau said that the story with the "provocation" had been invented and used by the Prosecutor General's Office and the Security Service of Ukraine as a formal reason for interfering with the NABU's activities, the disruption of secret special operations of the bureau, obtaining permits for the search of secret premises and personal premises of NABU employees, their detention and intimidation, and gaining access to the materials of operational and search activity.
The ultimate goal of these actions, according to the NABU, is to block further investigations on top corrupt officials.
According to the NABU, a planned diversion is taking place against employees of the bureau and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, which became possible due to the absence of the NABU's right to autonomous wiretapping.