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 NABU to question Interior Minister Avakov in PR slush fund case, - Kholodnytskyi

The Interior Ministry has transferred paper records of Party of Regions slush funds to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing 112 Ukraine. The news was announced by Chief of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office Nazar Kholodnytskyi on air of the TV channel.

Kholodnytskyi commented on the developments in the slush fund case (off-the-book records of payments made by Party of Regions to different people in 2012):

"I do not like such partial injections of information. Looks like we are turning investigation into TV series, and this should not be done. We need time, and we need a moment.

"After four months since the investigation started, new sheets are appearing which might indicate they are issued by someone to someone in batches. As far as I understand, [we have received] four sheets, though I haven't seen them yet," Kholodnytskyi said.

Sept. 29, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announced his ministry would pass several sheets of slush fund records of the Party of Regions to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Earlier, Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) MP Serhii Leshchenko and journalists Anton Marchuk and Sevhil Musaieva-Borovyk published some of the documents proving the existence of Party of Regions' slush funds. According to the materials, the Party of Regions spent $66 million on political corruption over the second half of 2012.

Even earlier, ex-Deputy Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Viktor Trepak said he had given the information about Party of Regions' slush funds to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

 
 
 
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