Ukraine's top anti-corruption prosecutor remains in office, gets reprimanded

The Higher qualifications and disciplinary commission of prosecutors decided not to dismiss Nazar Kholodnytskyi from the post of Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Chief of the Special Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP), but to reprimand the law enforcer.

Сhairman of the Сommission Vitalii Hrushkovskyi announced the relevant decision, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

"The Commission has decided to bring Kholodnytskyi to disciplinary responsibility in the form of a reprimand," he said.

Hrushkovskyi added the decision can be appealed in the administrative court or the Supreme Council of Justice.

Earlier, PGO chief Yurii Lutsenko on March 30 requested that the Qualifications and disciplinary commission of prosecutors consider the dismissal of SAP Chief Kholodnytskyi over a disciplinary wrongdoing. The PGO press service said the motion concerning disciplinary offenses committed by Kholodnytsky was based on the facts revealed during criminal investigations conducted jointly by NABU and the PGO.

The criminal cases against Kholodnytskyi were investigated under Article 387 (disclosure of information related to investigative activity, preliminary investigation), as well as Article 384 (misleading a court or other authorized body) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

On April 3, Lutsenko decided to transfer the Kholodnytsky case to the PGO's General Inspectorate, thus having taken it from the PGO's Special Economic Crimes Department.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3078445