Deputy Head of National Agency on Corruption Prevention of Ukraine fired

Artem Sytnyk
Artem Sytnyk

Artem Sytnyk, deputy head of National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) since 2022, has been fired, NAPC press service reported on June 3.

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He coordinated interaction with law enforcement and prosecutors, was responsible for financial control and special inspections, lifestyle monitoring, and conflict of interest prevention.

After Sytnyk's appointment, Transparency International Ukraine noted his seven years of experience in anti-corruption and his knowledge of anti-corruption agenda. Sytnyk was director of NABU, his term expired in April 2022.

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The fifth president, Petro Poroshenko, appointed Artem Sytnyk as the head of the NABU in April 2015.

In August 2020, Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) declared decree appointing Sytnyk as NABU director unconstitutional.

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The MPs who filed a petition with the CCU argued that Poroshenko had exceeded his authority and violated ban on usurpation of state power when appointing NABU director. These MPs were Oleksandr Dubinsky, Maksym Buzhansky, Viktor Medvedchuk, Ilya Kiva, and Danylo Hetmantsev.

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