This accusation was first disseminated on 23 May 2017 a
press conference given by the 'Narodnyi Front' Member of
Parliament Pavlo Pynzenyk. There, Pynzenyk unveiled a
video compilation produced by the NGO "National Interest",
which argued that AntAC siphons off project funding
through the accounts of private entrepreneurs. Later, in
live television speeches
given by Pynzenyk, he consistently re-iterated similar
statements. These accusations were allegedly based on
information as to the sums and flows of funds in the
personal accounts of AntAC board members. Subsequently,
these videos were
from the websites on which they were hosted.
Notably, Pynzenyk stated:
"…despite the high salaries of this organization
members' funds were additionally transferred to private
entrepreneurs. For example, private entrepreneur V.
Shabunin received 1,7 million UAH in 2016-2017 … famous
Daria Kaleniuk received 130 thousand UAH, private
entrepreneur Ustinova received 1,86 million UAH from the
These statements are false, and they could easily have
been fact-checked by the MP himself.
The head of AntAC's Executive Board
closed his registration as a
private entrepreneur on 27 January 2017. This information
is freely accessibly on the official website of the
Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. Mr. Shabunin, when a
private entrepreneur earned in 2016 a total of 555,337 UAH
which is confirmed by the electronic declaration for 2016
that he submitted to the website of the National Agency on
Corruption Prevention (NACP). Tax reports to the State
Fiscal Service also confirm this information. From 1
October 2016, Shabunin is under employment at AnTAC and
received a gross salary that amounted to 255,155 UAH for
the period of between 1 October 2016 and 31 December 2016.
This is confirmed by the electronic declaration on NACP
website. From October 2016 to January 2017, when Shabunin
suspended his registration as a private entreupreuneur, he
did not receive any income from AnTAC emanating from
business activities. This is further confirmed by
additional reporting for 2016. Shabunin has never been
remunerated for his work and services by AnTAC as both
employee under an employment contract and as a private
entrepreneur at the same time.
The sum quoted by Pynzenyk is entirely ficticious.
AntAC's Executive Director
has been under an
employment contract with AntAC since February 2013. On 28
December 2016, she removed her name from the register of
private entreupreuners. This information is freely
accessible on the official website of the Ministry of
Justice of Ukraine. In 2016, Kaleniuk did not receive any
income from entrepreneurial activity, this is confirmed by
her tax declaration for 2016. Moreover, Kaleniuk never
received payment from AntAC as a private entrepreneur.
AntAC's Executive Board members
is registered as a
private entrepreneur and receives payments from AnTAC for
her works and services, according to agreements and work
completion certificates for the production of particular
results: publications, analysis, communication strategies,
negotiations, etc. Amounts quoted by Pynzenyk are
and can be refuted by tax department statements.