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 Lutsenko's statement on NABU interference in US 2016 presidential election is absurd, - NABU

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau denies information about the possible interference of the bureau in the presidential elections in the United States, as was previously stated by the Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko.

Censor.NET reports citing NABU website.

"The statement of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, who publicly suggests that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau could have influenced the election of the President of the United States of America, is untrue and is an absurd attempt to discredit an independent anti-corruption institute," the statement said.

The bureau admitted that they are "an apolitical law-enforcement body that criminalizes top-level officials."

After the advent of NABU that Ukraine witnessed arrests of top officials who were previously considered untouchable. But even in such circumstances, it’s hard to imagine a situation where the newly created law enforcement body in the country after the revolution could interfere in the US elections.

NABU emphasizes that their competence is to identify and prosecute Ukrainian top officials.

They also admitted that the detectives of NABU did not collect or transfer any evidence of the unlawful activities of the American political consultant Paul Manafort, because it is beyond the competence of the National Bureau

March 21, it became known that the GPU will begin a criminal probe into the facts of possible interference of Ukraine in the American elections.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3118020