Chief of the Special Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) of Ukraine Nazar Kholodnytsky says he has not yet been given the materials of an official investigation into his activities, which was initiated by Ukraine's new Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova.
"We remember the 'video' released by the prosecutor general, who is unhappy with everything, initiates internal investigations, and finalizes them herself. Conclusions of those 'flagrant violations' that were announced are for some reason kept secret for the time being. Although I, as a subject of the probe, still cannot get acquainted with the findings of the investigation: what exactly I've violated," he told a Svoboda Slova [Freedom of Speech] panel show on Ukraine's ICTV channel on June 15.
Kholodnytsky agrees that there is indeed a lot of criticism against this country's anti-corruption agencies. At the same time, he hopes to see sentencing decisions on high-profile corruption cases, initiated by the SAPO.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on May 29, Ukrainian Member of Parliament with the Servant of the People parliamentary faction, Geo Leros, published information saying that Venediktova had begun "digging into" Kholodnytsky. Subsequently, it became known that the prosecutor general had initiated another official investigation into the SAPO chief's activities.
Venediktova than said that the official probe into Kholodnytsky had confirmed a number of violations in his work.