KYIV, Feb 16 – Government bill No. 5070, which has already been registered in the Verkhovna Rada, and which implies shortening the term of office of current Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) Artem Sytnyk, may challenge the legitimacy of any decisions of the Bureau's leadership, the Anti-Corruption Action Center said on Tuesday.
"Obviously, the reason for this project is the desire to appoint a 'manual' director of NABU, who, after one call from the Bankova Street, will block 'Tatarov's cases' or, on the contrary, initiate against Zelensky's enemies. Neither blocking the work of NABU, nor the manual competition procedure in NABU under any circumstances will be accepted by international partners. That is why the pro-Russian environment is pushing Zelensky to take this step," Head of the board of Anti-Corruption Action Center Vitaliy Shabunin said.