Only foreign experts can be auditors for the National Anti-Corruption Bureau as Ukrainian auditors have no expertise in this area, Vitali Shabunin, a lawmaker and head of the Center for Countering Corruption NGO, said, speaking to Radio Svoboda March 22.
“We know that several NGOs have submitted their candidates for the team of NACB auditors, all Ukrainians and respected citizens. But the fact is that no one in Ukraine has ever audited a law enforcement agency before,” he said.
Foreign auditors will enhance the image of NACB and Ukraine abroad. Another reason is that NACB predominantly deals with tracking down stolen money abroad. Our foreign partners will definitely have more consideration for distinguished foreign auditors, Shabunin said.