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The National Anti-corruption Bureau has reportedly covertly recorded conversations at the office of the head of the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office, Nazar Kholodnytsky.

The operation has been carried out under the procedural leadership of the Department of Investigations in Public Service and State Property Issues of the Prosecutor General's Office, in line with a court warrant obtained, reports citing its sources.

The media outlet also claims that the files with recordings from Kholodnytsky's office are at Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko's disposal.

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It was reported that the "bugs" had been planted in an aquarium.

As UNIAN reported, on March 20 the media reported on Kholodnytsky's alleged intentions to resign.