Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk expressed his
belief that the anti-corruption agencies would bring to the conclusion the cases
against the leaders of the State Service of Export Control and State Employment
Service: "The Government is ready to give necessary support", he said
at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday, February 24.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that the National Anti-Corruption
Bureau was reportedly investigating the leadership of the State Service of
Export Control to find out "whether the violation of the regulations took
place in exercising the powers by chairman of the State Service of Export
The procedural and investigative actions, he noted, is exceptionally
within the competence of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau: "I believe
that the newly established body will do everything within competence to ensure
the offenders to be brought to justice".
"All the necessary bodies responsible for fighting corruption,
which have procedural powers, have been established. And we are ready to give
them necessary support", said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
He informed that he had signed an order about suspending the
head of State Service of Export Control Yurii Tereshchenko from duty.
Regarding head of the State Employment Service, Minister of Social
Policy of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko reminded that after
the detention of the head of the State Employment Service Yaroslav
Kashuba, he had immediately signed an order about
suspending from the duties of the head of the Service. However, criminal case
on this fact has not been completed and by now the case has not been sent to
the court yet. In this regard, the Minister said, he had received appeals from Yaroslav Kashuba and his lawyers
with a demand to reinstate him.
Pavlo Rozenko stressed that Yaroslav Kashuba would further be
suspended from duties "until the official decision of the court on the
case is issued”.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded that the topic of corruption crimes
in the State Service of Export Control of Ukraine and the State Employment
Service had been raised b the President of Ukraine in his letter to the
Government of Ukraine.
"It is crucial to ensure
that the law enforcement system used the rules of the criminal procedure law. As
when the President is engaged into actually verifying
criminal proceedings, whilst the Government is performing
functions not related to its competence, it means that the law enforcement
system is not aware sometimes about
the norms of the criminal procedure law", stressed the Prime