The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to suspend the head of the National Agency for prevention of corruption Natalia Korchak from the performance of their duties and to respond to the facts reported by the employee of NACP by Anna Solomatina. This was stated at a briefing on 15 November, the Executive Director of Transparency International Ukraine Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, informs «Interfax-Ukraine».
«I really hope that they (statements Solomatina about the corrupt actions of the leadership of NACP. – «GORDON») will be the basis for the investigation, and the results of the investigation, we will receive information from law enforcement agencies,» – said yurchishin.
According to him, judging by the declared information, the investigation must deal with the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine.
«At the time of the investigation, without naming now the head of the NACP guilty or not guilty, according to all European standards it is necessary to suspend from duty, so she could not affect the investigation,» he added.
Yurchishin said that, since most of the witnesses in this case are the employees of the NACP, to intervene in the situation should be the government.
«The Cabinet of Ministers is unable to fire, as the legislation does not provide such functionality, but can apply a disciplinary sanction is to raise the question of suspension during the investigation and if the investigation proves the applicant Ms. Solomatina convincingly accuses, then it will be more tough decisions,» said yurchishin.
He also expressed the hope that the appropriate response will be announced at the next meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.
On 14 November, the head of the Department of financial control and monitoring of the lifestyle of officials in NACP Anna Solomatina said the Agency falsificare the results of inspections of electronic declarations. According Solomatina, she and her two colleagues have proposed that the solution of NACP were first investigated by the presidential Administration.
«The system of electronic Declaration, which the Ukrainians have spent so much money, which has been supportive of the Europeans, today is completely compromised… In fact, the electronic Declaration is used to cover loyal to the government officials, the massacre of undesirables and in order to enrich the head and members of the NACP. The results of the audits are falsified» – said Solomatin.
The AP stated that there are no people who could be involved in falsification of results of inspections of electronic declarations of Ukrainian officials.
The National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine began pre-judicial investigation into the possible Commission by officials of NACP actions to obtaining illegal benefit in especially large sizes.
The Cabinet of Ministers established the National Agency for prevention of corruption in March 2015. The launch of NACP was one of the conditions for granting Ukraine a visa-free regime with the EU. The Agency is inter alia engaged in the analysis of electronic declarations of income of civil servants.
Transparency International Ukraine is awaiting the reaction of the Cabinet on allegations of corruption in NACP 15.11.2017