Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to anti-corruption
and prosecution bodies to bring to the completion the criminal proceedings on
the results of inspections conducted in core state-owned companies: "No
public official in a Ministry, department or state-owned company has immunity and
in the case of committing a crime should be answerable in court", stressed
the Head of Government at a meeting dedicated to investigation of anti-corruption
cases on Thursday, January 21.
“There shouldn’t be elitists, no matter who they are – whether
they are top officials of the executive authorities or leadership of any public
company or state agency", urged Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
The Head of Government reminded that throughout the year he
had sent to the State Financial Inspection a number of instructions on the
audit of public companies. As a result there were drawn 65 verification acts on
key state-owned companies with the assessment of both a period of their previous
activity and a period of 2014-2015.
He also reminded the case when following a tender the sum
worth UAH 480 million, allocated under the Kyoto Protocol, "was intended to
transfer on accounts of a fly-by-night company": "There exist dozens
of such facts".
Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to those present at the meeting to
join efforts and with participation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National
Police, the State Fiscal Service and State Financial Monitoring Service and the
entire enforcement sector "to bring to completion the criminal proceedings
against heads of the state-owned companies in every case where there were revealed
facts of actual abuse by officials or heads of companies."
The meeting was
attended by Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen
Avakov, Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavlo
Petrenko, the leadership of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine, the Security
Service of Ukraine, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, the
National Police of Ukraine, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the State
Service of Financial Monitoring, the State Auditor Service.