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 NABU to check National Bank management’s involvement in siphoning off public funds, - Sytnyk

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) detectives raided office of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) under the case filed into siphoning off billions of hryvnia.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was said by NABU Director Artem Sytnyk on air of 1+1 TV channel.

"We have been investigating criminal case against senior officials of the National Bank for several months now. It was filed into distribution of funds allocated for refinancing of a number of commercial banks while the grounds for the distribution of these funds, involvement in these funds' spending is subject to investigation," he said.

"We are checking whether the funds allocated for refinancing have been spent correctly and whether the management of the National Bank of Ukraine was involved in this process," the law enforcer added.

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"We are not talking about some certain officials. We just say that such huge funds can in no way be managed without the National Bank authorities. Therefore, virtually all senior officials will be checked for involvement in these actions," the Bureau chief said.

According to him, the detectives also requested the relevant information from abroad, since most of the funds allocated for refinancing were transferred either to foreign or offshore banks.

Sytnyk believes that potential loss can amount to "billions hryvnia."

As reported, NABU conducted search in the office of the National Bank on March 29. The agency authorities cooperated with the investigators and provided all the necessary documents.
 
 
 
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