The national anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine can be protected from pressure by means of sanctions of Western partners against the Ukrainian authorities. On December 19, the TV channel ZIK said the head of the Center of counteraction of corruption Vitaly Shabunin.
«We are doing that try to persuade and convince foreign partners to begin to speak to Poroshenko (President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. – «GORDON») and its people the language of personal sanctions. This, in particular, the ban and the arrest of accounts, because they are here only to steal – parents are treated in Austria, children study in Britain, and Gladkovsky (national security Council Deputy Secretary Oleg Gladkovsky. – «GORDON»), Kononenko (Deputy head of the faction PPO Igor Kononenko. – «GORDON») and Poroshenko — Villa in Spain,» he said.
Also Shabunin sure that Ukrainians must stop «to kill NABU» with protests.
On 29 November, the security Service of Ukraine detained seven employees of the National anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine, who were working undercover. On 30 November, the Prosecutor General’s office reported one of the detainees on suspicion of provocation and bribery, the first Deputy Chairman of the State migration service of Ukraine Dina Emahool.
December 1, HCP has published a video with photos of the agents of NABOO. Also showed their cars with niezarejestrowana license plates.
NABU said that the GPU and the SBU illegally intervened in a special operation aimed at identifying participants of an organized criminal group in the State migration service, and called such actions of law enforcement «sabotage».
On 3 December, the Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said that «all the so-called agents of NABOO,» obtained a job with the violation of the Ukrainian legislation, without an open competition.
On 6 December, the chairmen of the factions of the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko and «popular front» Artur Gerasimov and Maksym Burbak have registered a bill No. 7362, which proposed to give the Parliament the right to Express no confidence in the heads of NABOO, Specialized anti-corruption prosecutors and members of the National Agency for prevention of corruption.
According to the initiative, the question of the expression by Parliament of no confidence in the heads of departments may be introduced in the Parliament on the proposal of the President, Cabinet Ministers and 150 MPs. The censure these officials entails their resignation.
The bill was condemned by the international anti-corruption organization Transparency International, the coalition of experts of the «Reanimation package of reforms» (unites 80 organizations) and the Director of the International monetary Fund Christine Lagarde.
Ex-Deputy head of the Pentagon on Ukraine and Eurasia Michael carpenter said that he would recommend to cut all government assistance Washington to Kiev, if Parliament decides on the dismissal of the Director of NABU Artem Sytnik.
On 7 December, the bill was removed from the agenda. One of the authors of the document Gerasimov said that «highly sensitive bills will not be accepted without discussion with the public, experts and people’s deputies».
Shabunin asks Western partners to protect NABOO with the help of personal sanctions against Ukrainian officials 20.12.2017