Sytnik: the creation of the Anti-Corruption Court is not a good will of politicians, but the pressure of Western partners

11 june 2018, 13:26 | officially
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Sytnik commented on creation of the Anti-Corruption Court / photo by UNIAN
Sytnik commented on creation of the Anti-Corruption Court / photo by UNIAN

The initiative to create the Anti-Corruption Court is not a good will of the Ukrainian political elite; it is pressure from Western partners.

According to UNIAN, that opinion was expressed by Artem Sytnik, the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), on the 112 Ukraine channel.

"The initiative to create the Anti-Corruption Court (meaning the bill) is not a good will of our political elite; it is pressure from the strategic western partners. Ukraine is on the verge of default, it needs external financing. But all institutions that can do this (I mean, to provide financing), all tie this funding to the creation of not just the Anticorruption Court, but the independent Anti-Corruption Court," – he said.

Earlier, Nazar Holodnitsky, the head of Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, predicted the start of work of the Anti-Corruption Court for December 2018 - January 2019.

We recall that on June 7, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted for the law on the establishment of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court. The decision was supported by 315 deputies.

In particular, the law determines the procedure for holding a competition for the selection of anti-corruption judges.

According to the draft law in the second reading, the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court (SACC) will be dealing with criminal proceedings relating to corruption offences provided for in the note in Art. 45 (1) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, Art. 206 (2), 209, 366 (1) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The law enters into force on the day after publication, with the exception of certain provisions that come into force with the commencement of the work of the SACC.


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