PGO may question Ambassador Pyatt in case of US-allocated funds for reforms of the agency

Investigators of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine may question U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, who enjoys diplomatic immunity, if this is required in the case of the alleged disappearance of the funds allocated by the U.S. and EU to promote the implementation of reforms in the Prosecutor General’s Office.

This was stated by Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Stoliarchuk, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

Read more: PGO intends to start investigating embezzlement of funds allocated by US to reform agency

He said that Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Prosecutor of Odesa Region Davit Sakvarelidze would also be questioned in this case.

In turn, Davit Sakvarelidze said that the funds were never transferred.

"These two million never existed. This is nonsense. There was a memorandum of cooperation... It's a shame not to know the difference between a memorandum on cooperation with the international organization and a specific contract under which the funding is carried out... Let them interrogate me, the Americans in charge of all this, the EU, the British embassy. I proposed to explain them how this system works," he said.

Read more: Funds allocated by US for PGO reform transferred not to Ukraine's prosecuting authorities but to international partner organizations, - US Ambassador to Ukraine

Davit Sakvarelidze said that the agency never had access to these funds while this whole story with the money allocated by the United States to reform PGO was another attempt to discredit his team.

"I was surprised when they were asking me: Davit, where are the funds? Why we do not have them on our account. I was telling them that they [funds] should not be on their account. There is a project, and they finance this project," he explained.

Deputy Prosecutor General also expressed his willingness to come to Prosecutor General's Office for questioning on the issue.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n381508