The conflict between the National anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the National Agency for prevention of corruption (NACP) may be an attempt to settle personal scores, the statement said Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office (SAP), which is published in Facebook.
In SAP expressed concern about the situation.
«Unusual tension between the agencies created in the framework of a unified anti-corruption reforms, requires urgent responses. According to the law, SAP does not have control over the activities of the NACP and has only outlined exclusively in the framework of criminal proceedings, the powers for supervision of NABOO. At the same time, SAP has the constitutional function of the organization of pre-judicial investigation in criminal proceedings investigated by the detectives NAB, therefore, cannot remain aloof from attempts to exploit these investigations for data of personal accounts», – said in the anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office.
At SAP, said that immediately after receiving the first confirmed information about the conduct of the NACP check on the compliance by the head of the NABOO Artem Sytnik requirements of the law «On corruption prevention» summon from NABOO criminal proceedings about the possibility of a false Declaration by officials of NACP, which detectives began in October 2017.
«Instead, the Director of the NABU has chosen a different path. In his letter the head of the Bureau rejected the lawful instructions of prosecutors SAP, putting on their invented «jerk, illegality and lack of grounds to complete the look.» and simultaneously groundlessly accused SAP in «condoning the illegal actions of participants of criminal proceedings, the disengagement from performing… functions of the procedural head…, creating obstacles to the implementation of quick, full and impartial investigation… «. He is simply once again demonstrated blatant disregard for the requirements of the Criminal procedural code of Ukraine, which borders with legal nihilism», – added in SAP.
It is noted that such actions «clearly indicate the actual presence of a real conflict of interest and unwillingness to solve its established by law».
In SAP is considered unacceptable from the point of view of the law links to the materials investigated by the detectives NAB the criminal proceedings, the Bureau published a fragment of correspondence with NACP.
«Moreover, given that Korczak N. N. (Chapter NACP Natalia Korchak. – «GORDON») in the above production still has the status of a witness set out in the published NAB letter to the arguments about its bias are far-fetched, and the combination of essentially different issues of administrative and criminal proceedings – artificial, so based on this attempt of the head of the NABOO in such a way to avoid executing the legal requirements of NACP are illegal», – said in a statement.
In SAP warned that any attempt of use of pre-trial investigation as a means of pressure will be resolutely suppressed.
The Department believes that the current situation for consideration by the Council of public control at the NEB and the Public Council under NACP.
SAP saw an attempt to settle personal scores in the conflict of NABOO and NACP 10.11.2017