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 PGO to check possible misuse of UNDP funds spent on Ukraine's online declaration system, - Lutsenko

The Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) is probing the use of funds allocated for the development of software to maintain and monitor income statements of public officials.

Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko said at a briefing, Censor.NET reports citing LІGA.net.

"Having passed through the first [filing - ed.] period, we are going to check how the UNDP (United Nations Development Program) funds allocated for the building of the system have been used. There are a lot of alarming signals, including, in our opinion, the misuse of funds, in particular through their large scale laundering via overseas "laundries," he said.

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The investigation will be conducted by the PGO, according to Lutsenko.

"We didn't do it earlier so as not to interfere in the filing process. Now we can act more resolutely," he explained.

Lutsenko said that the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) worked in "the most difficult conditions."

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"If you ever happened to visit the NAPC's office, you saw that they worked in appalling technical conditions, using Chinese computers without routers, the furniture and energy networks being worn out," the prosecutor general said.
 
 
 
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