Prosecutor General’s Office statement that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau has been illegally eavesdropping on officials indicates an attempt to discredit the idea to vest NACB with independent eavesdropping powers, NACB Director Artem Sytnyk said in Kyiv Sept. 27, Interfax-Ukrayina reports.
“We can see again that PGO again insists that we are eavesdropping. It’s a banal attempt to discredit the idea of empowering NACB with the power to keep suspects under electronic surveillance,” Sytnyk said.
PGO had earlier announced it was investigating the cases of eavesdroppiong by NACB on officials from army intelligence, deputy ministers, police and SBU officials in 2016.
Later on Sept. 27, the head of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecution, Nazar Kholodnytskyj said the information about the allegedly illegal eavesdropping by NACB was not true.