President of Ukraine

Members of the competition commission for the election of the head of the SAP must perform their duties - President

9 October 2021 - 15:37

After the change of power in Ukraine in 2019, the anticorruption infrastructure of our country received all the necessary political basis for effective activity. Necessary decisions were made to strengthen the work of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine and the Supreme Anticorruption Court became operational.

The Specialized Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office plays a special role in the system of anticorruption bodies. The independence and professionalism of the head of the SAP determines the thoroughness of NABU investigations and the worthy prosecution in the Supreme Anticorruption Court.

"There can be no adequate explanation why the competition for the election of a new head of the SAP is delayed. All members of the competition commission must do their job and elect a new head of the SAP, as it should be in accordance with the best international practices," said President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The Head of State emphasized that all conditions were created for the activity of the competition  commission. The preparatory work was carried out in a timely and meaningful manner.

"There are actually final stages of the competition. No one has the right to endanger the stability of the anticorruption infrastructure and the implementation of Ukraine's international obligations," the President stressed.

With the election of the new head of the SAP, we expect intensified anticorruption investigations and fair sentences for those guilty of corruption crimes.