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The Supreme Court will consider legality of appointment of Zhebrivskyi as NABU auditor

On September 6, at 10.00, the Supreme Court (Kyiv, 8 Moskovska street, building 5) will consider the appeal to the President of Ukraine regarding nullification of decree on appointment of Pavlo Zhebrivskyi as NABU auditor.

The Supreme Court decided to open respective proceeding following the appeal of Member of Parliament Serhii Vlasenko. Notwithstanding, previously it refused to consider similar appeal of the AntAC.

We should recall that Pavlo Zhebrivskyi was appointed to the position of NABU auditor according to the President’s decree which violates the Law.

Article 26 of the Law of Ukraine “On the National Anticorruption Bureau” clearly states that NABU auditor must have work experience in foreign pre-trial investigation bodies, prosecution, courts or international organizations.

Pavlo Zhebrivskyi, according to his official biography, does not have such experience in foreign or international organizations.

According to media, Zhebrivskyi is a longtime associate of Petro Poroshenko. In the early 2000s, Pavlo Zhebrivskyi became the first deputy of current President in Solidarnist party. Obviously, it allowed him to head Zhytomyr Oblast State Administration in April 2005 and become the head of the department at the Prosecutor General’s Office in 2015.

Later, Pavlo Zhebrivskyi in the commentary to the journalist recalled the fact that he was the representative of parliamentary delegation in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

However, being the delegate of the Ukrainian parliament in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe means working as Member of Parliament and representing the Parliament, but does not provide experience in pre-trial investigation authorities, prosecution, courts or international organization, as required by law.