Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, said that the General Prosecutor’s Office together with the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) is investigating 1,2 million cases, the German news outlet Bild reports.
“The problem is that my organization is much larger than the NABU. I have 10,000 employees, and 800 of them are investigators. The NABU has a total of 220 detectives. Together we are responsible for 150,000 state officials, and currently there are 1.2 million cases at work,” Lutsenko stated during an interview with the German news outlet.
According to him, the conflict with the NABU has to do with the insufficient resources, and also the low financial threshold of 30 000 euros criteria for transferring cases to the NABU.
The Prosecutor General intends to make court cases against all the people the NABU suspects of corruption.
According to him, there has been no instance where the Prosecutor General’s Office has declined to investigate a case at the NABU’s request.
Lutsenko previously state that in Ukraine thousands of criminal cases are registered against DPR and LPR separatists.