Anti-Corruption Bureau starts probe into Saakashvili's allegations

An investigation into corruption schemes voiced by Head of the Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili has been initiated.

As reported by Censor.NET citing LigaBusinessInform, this was announced by Head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk.

"The information on some enterprises and schemes, announced at the anti-corruption forum in Odesa, has been entered in the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations and a corresponding probe has been started," he said.

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"The very fact of entering data in the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations by some political forces is sometimes used to discredit political opponents. The position of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau in this regard is as follows: we will stay aside of any political tricks, we will respond to claims. And if we have enough evidence that certain individuals are involved in certain crimes, and a corresponding suspicion is issued, then we can say there is information indicating the involvement of a person. But even in this case, you can not say that the person is guilty of a crime. I call on all political actors not to abuse the right to appeal to law enforcement agencies and not to abuse any comments about the entry of data in the unified register," he stressed.

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As previously reported, Dec. 6, Saakashvili delivered accusations of corruption against People's Front deputy Mykola Martynenko, businessman David Zhvaniia, Energoatom CEO Yurii Nedashkovskyi, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arsenii Yatseniuk, and Eastern mining and processing plant CEO Oleksandr Sorokin.
Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n365788