The Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine – the Prosecutor of Odessa region David Sakvarelidze says that it is against him and members of his team had instituted criminal proceedings against former President Viktor Yanukovych.
He said this on his page in Facebook.
«Yesterday I thought over all of what I personally and all my team had to face over the past year and put in my head the chronology of the processes of resistance of the system against any changes. In the end, with great regret and irony noticed that our employees were instituted criminal proceedings than by Viktor Yanukovych (if you take into account the open, closed and current will be released around 7 for 4 months),» wrote Sakvarelidze.
He said that the PGO opened a criminal case against the employees of General inspection, to otherwise interfere with, and later actually «break up» the case «diamond» prosecutors».
According to Sakvarelidze, «to date, on any steps, to which are changes in the system, the GPU is responsible punitive measures towards their initiators». «All this gives me grounds to make an unambiguous conclusion – the management of GPU is going with the same zeal, is not slowing the pace, to continue his «battle» with any attempts to reform the system,» he said.
Sakvarelidze emphasized: «Notwithstanding the above, our team’s not going away. All these criminal cases and other manipulations does not scare us. We are ready to continue to work to find ways to «recovery» of the Prosecutor’s office, and radical renewal, to wait, when will open new possibilities for real action».
Sakvarelidze also writes that «the internal security service was surprised once again». «Now the focus of their work, and this, incidentally, about 50 (!) employees — a study of photos of our employees in social networks and the factors of their personal lives,» he said.
As reported, on February 24, Sakvarelidze said that all employees of the General Inspectorate of the Prosecutor General removed from the staff.
«All our guys are employees of the General Inspectorate, which was created by me in may last year in the General Prosecutor’s office, for the second week are outside of the state. I sincerely hope that the leadership of the GPU will be enough common sense, and soon they will all be reappointed to their posts, as had been agreed earlier», — said Sakvarelidze.
Also a number of media with reference to sources in the PGO reported that prosecutors and investigators who investigated the case of former Deputy head of the Main investigation Department of the Prosecutor General Vladimir Shapkina and former Deputy Prosecutor of Kyiv region Oleksandr Cornice, was fired from the Prosecutor General’s office.
At the same time, the Prosecutor Vladislav Kutsenko denied information about the dismissal of the above employees.
«The General Prosecutor’s office officially announces that none of the prosecutors and investigators of Prosecutor’s office who worked on the investigation into the so-called «diamond of prosecutors» — Cornice and Shapkina, not dismissed and remain in the state», he said.
Thus in a press-service of the GPU called the information about the dismissal to a deliberate campaign of disinformation of the society.
Cornice and Shapkina detained for receiving a bribe of 5 July 2015.
During the searches were seized Shapkina 400 thousand dollars., and Cornice is a significant amount of jewelry, 65 diamonds and a Kalashnikov rifle.
Both detainees it is reported about suspicion of committing a crime under part 4 St. 368 (receiving a bribe) Criminal code of Ukraine.
Also arrested was businessman Valery Gibalenko, who is suspected of brokering the transfer of bribes.
On 4 January, the General Prosecutor’s office referred the proceedings against the so-called «diamond of prosecutors» in Pechersky regional court of Kiev.
It was later determined that the production will consider the Goloseevsky district court of Kiev.
Sakvarelidze says that he and his team brought more cases than against Yanukovych 25.02.2016