Territorial office of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) was opened in Kharkiv on July 28.
Head of the NABU Artem Sytnik, Kharkiv governor Yulia Svitlychna, head of the Anti-corruption prosecutor’s office Nazar Kholodnytsky and director of the new NABU office Yuri Kravchenko attended the opening ceremony.
“Our main priority is to react to problems and critical pressure points that exist in Kharkiv. First thing, I need to ensure effective communication with the media, Kharkiv authorities and local activists. We will eliminate corruption,” Kravchenko claimed.
According to the Kharkiv governor, the authority of anti-corruption unit will be extended not only to state officials but also to representatives of local government and deputies of different levels.
“If necessary, we will provide a variety of information and support to all bodies and authorities that fight corruption,” Svitlychna added.
The jurisdiction of the new regional office covers not only Kharkiv but also Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia regions, as well as Anti-terroristic operation (ATO) zone.
NABU office in Kharkiv will start full-fledged work in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, detectives ask all Kharkivites to report suspicious and corruption facts directly to their office at 140 Moskovsky Avenue.
Text: Anastasia Mitrofanova