Ukraine's new chief military prosecutor Viktor Chumak on Sept 16 repealed his predecessor Anatoliy Matios's decision which stated that data on military prosecutors' assets must remain confidential.
The Prosecutor General's Office press service notes that after the decision had been adopted in March 2017, some 200 e-declarations of military prosecutors disappeared from the website of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption.
"From now on, information on the assets of military prosecutors will be open and every citizen will have the opportunity to check it on the official website of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption and the Unified State Register of Declarations of persons authorized to perform the functions of the state or local government," the Prosecutor General’s Office wrote.
As explained to UNIAN by Yevhenia Slivko, the spokesperson for the chief military prosecutor, this means that the NAPC must immediately disclose data on military prosecutors' e-declarations for 2017-2019 on its website. In the future, all prosecutors’ e-declarations will remain publicly available.
Anatoliy Matios earlier explained the need to keep e-declarations of his subordinates classified by the fact that the families of these 72 prosecutors are in danger.
"They do have weapons, but their families don't. At the same time, the NAPC has access to their declarations; there is no interference in their verification. But the ones who investigate cases and sanction all these actions should be protected," Matios suggested.