Andrii Derkach
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NABU-Leaks: Anti-corruption bureau illegally collected data on people’s deputies Berezenko and Martynenko

By posting new documents on Facebook page People’s Deputy Andriy Derkach said that The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) illegally collected information about people's deputies, as well as merged investigation materials to the Austrian embassy.
  • 16.10.2019
  • Interfax, Gordon, Vesti, Obozrevatel, Ukrainian news, Apostrof

People’s Deputy Andriy Derkach by posting new documents on Facebook page said that The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) illegally collected information about people’s deputies, as well as merged investigation materials to the Austrian embassy.

He, in particular, reported the illegal collection of information about Sergei Berezenko the colegue of the fifth president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, at that time People’s Deputy from the “Bloc of Petro Poroshenko”.

Derkach reported: “The Anti-Corruption Bureau collected a whole file on Berezenko and his family. I can only recall that according to the law, conducting operational actions as well as collecting personal data and information as part of investigative actions, are possible only after the consent of the Verkhovna Rada to bring the deputy to criminal responsibility. Yes, inviolability seems to be canceled. But at that time it acted and the law was violated by NABU. Dura lex, sed lex”

The deputy also provided documents confirming the collection of data on People’s Deputy Mykola Martynenko and related persons in bypassing any legal procedures as NABU suspects.

” Polina Chizh ,also known as the assistant of Guizo Uglava, sent to the assistant of the Austrian police attaché Rudolf Klugmeyer a detailed list of people who need to be checked, as well as information on the criminal proceedings. Besides Martynenko, NABU in request were mentioned David Zhvania, Igor Kerez, Alexander Ioseliani and others.” – wrote Derkach.

He emphasized that these data supplement the previously published ones.

Derkach summed up: “The supreme anti-corruption body of Ukraine conducts its activities with gross violation of the law. An Austrian representative office has been added to the information about the” discharge “of information to the US embassy. #NABULeaks: to be continued,”.

As reported, earlier at a press conference at the “Interfax-Ukraine” agency, Derkach announced the correspondence of NABU employees and employees of the US Embassy in Kiev. According to correspondence materials, starting from 2017, repeatedly from the e-mail box of Polina Chizh ,the assistant to the first deputy head of NABU Guizo Uglavy, the lists of criminal proceedings , which are conducted by NABU, were sent to Anna Emelyanova -the legal specialist of the anti-corruption program of the US Department of Justice of the US Embassy in Ukraine.

Derkach also said that former US Vice President Joe Biden received $ 900.000 from the “Burisma Group” oil and gas company for lobbying activities.

The People’s Deputy also said that the materials on “NABU-leaks” will be published on his Facebook page, and that the materials which he received from investigative journalists have already been transferred to the State Bureau of Investigation and the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. In addition, Derkach initiated the creation of a parliamentary interim commission of inquiry, and also filed a resumption of the case against Ukrainian officials on the fact of interference in the US election. According to him, the court session will be held on October 21.