Head of Ukraine’s Anti-corruption bureau: Ukrainian courts sabotage cases against corrupt officials

Ukrainian courts are completely sabotaging the work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP), as indicated by the NABU director, Artem Sytnyk, Radio Liberty reports.

"We are seeing a total sabotage by the judiciary. It is really a huge problem. The cases simply do not get heard by courts for months," he said.

Sytnyk explained that out of eight dozen cases which NABU and SAP have submitted to the courts, about a fourth have not yet been considered and to date the only sentences that have been handed down are those which concern minor participants in corruption schemes.

"The only way out of this situation, is what we have stated a thousand times, the creation of an anti-corruption court, which will hear all corruption cases," the head of NABU summarized.

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