On Aug. 11, 2021, the case of a former Security Service senior investigator in Odesa region, who extorted and accepted a USD 80 thousand bribe, was referred to court. The actions of the suspect fall under Part 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau Artem Sytnyk asks not to consider the recent events between the officers of the NABU and the General Prosecutor’s Office as an interagency war. According to him, both bodies must "jointly fight corruption, which appears to be the main evil that prevents Ukraine from development." Besides the relations between the law enforcement bodies, Artem Sytnyk commented on a number of high-profile criminal cases.
Under the law, any public official, who has declared his or her income from “teaching” activity, cannot be charged for misdemeanor, stressed the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnyk during the briefing.