Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office Head Nazar Kholodnytskyi said, Censor.NET reports citing 112 TV Channel.
"In my letter to NABU head I demanded to submit it (the purchase of the apartment, - ed.) to the Unified Register of pre-trial investigations... I don't know why NABU detectives and heads did not do that. They handed the case to their analytical department and investigated it... However, having put the case in the Register, they would have removed a lot of questions. According to the criminal procedure code, the procedural function of the prosecutor starts with submission of the case to the Register," Kholodnytskyi explained.
He also believes that Leshchenko "exposed the entire anti-corruption unit that wants to change something in the country" by buying a luxury apartment in downtown Kyiv.
"When a war is going on in the country, and you buy an apartment in the downtown... I do not understand his moral arguments," Kholodnytskyi said.
Earlier, blogger Andrii Dzyndzia wrote on Facebook that People's Deputy Serhii Leshchenko had purchased 200-square meter apartment worth 7.5 million hryvnia (about $300,000) on Ivana Franka Street in downtown Kyiv. In turn, Serhii Leshchenko confirmed that he indeed purchased the apartment with total area of almost 200 square meters on Ivana Franka Street in downtown Kyiv. The lawmaker noted that he borrowed half of the amount necessary for the purchase of the property from founder of Ukrainska Pravda news outlet Olena Prytula. The rest of the amount was partially his personal and his girlfriend's savings.
Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau found several violations committed by MP Serhii Leshchenko while buying his apartment.