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Activists will bring a backpack for Kholodnytskyi to pack his stuff

On Tuesday, July 17, at 10:00 in front of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (17 Isaakyan street) activists will hold a direct action campaign “Kholodnytskyi, pack your stuff and go out!”. They will bring a backpack for the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Nazar Kholodnytskyi, requiring him to “pack his stuff” and resign.

A press briefing will take place at 10.00 before the action. It will be held by:

  • Vitaliy Shabunin, Head of the Board of the Anti-Corruption Action Center
  • Roman Maselko, Automaydan, ex-chairman of the Public Control Council at NABU
  • Мasi Nayyem, participant of the initiative “Declaration of Indifferent”, ATO veteran, lawyer

We would like to remind that last week the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office closed the proceeding in the “case of backpacks” regarding two subjects – the son of the Minister of Internal Affairs Oleksandr Avakov and the former Deputy Minister Serhii Chebotar due to the absence of “direct sufficient evidence”. This caused a great resonance in the media as just recently Nazar Kholodnytskyi stated that there is enough evidence against Avakov’s son.

It should be noted that this is not the only case which SAPO Head Nazar Kholodnytskyi “closed”. On tape recordings from his office, there is evidence that he warned about searches and instructed the subjects of criminal proceedings that are considered by his prosecutors. He instructed what to do in order to avoid punishment.

In particular, it concerns the bribe of the acting Minister of Health Ulana Suprun, Mayor of Odesa Gennadiy Trukhanov, ex-head of NACP Nataliia Korchak, and MP Georgiy Logvinskyi. It also became known from the wiretapping in his office.

On July 26, the Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors will consider the case of Nazar Kholodnytskyi, according to the results of which he should be dismissed form his position as required by law. Activists will demand him to resign.