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Mykola Katerynchuk: The case of Nasirov is a litmus test of anti-corruption bodies

07/03/2017 12:34

 

“The criminal case against Roman Nasirov is a litmus test of the anti-corruption bodies, and especially the NABU”, – said the leader of the European Party of Ukraine Mykola Katerynchuk on one of the TV channels today.

“The NABU was created in order to prevent corruption of officials of the highest category. This is its main task. If they can not do anything, or do something that then causes many questions, including the observance of procedural law, they prove their ineffective. Such a body should be reformed, starting with the cadres”- he stressed.

“The SFSU, managed by Nasirov, had the worst times. Certainly, he has to incur criminal liability for robbery of the Ukrainian people. But in this criminal case it will be extremely difficult to achieve, because according to the law he acted within his authority as the head of the SFSU. On the other hand, attempts of the NABU to connect it with the case of Onishchenko, and prove a personal interest of Nasirov, a corruption component, seems unlikely. Given the lack of experience and a strong team of lawyers, NABU detectives can technically lose the court case and thus confirm its incompetence”, – said Mykola Katerynchuk.

“It is important that such proceedings let the public understand that if the pressure on the government is strong, even such officials as Nasirov, with plenty of money and connections can sit in jail if he breaks the law. This proves that justice can be achieved if the Revolution of Dignity will continue in specific activities of each of us”, – he added.

Press Service of the European Party of Ukraine