At the meeting of the Big Seven ambassadors with the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) Artem Sytnyk and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAP) head Nazar Kholodnytsky, Ukrainian law enforcers were asked not to get involved in politics. Two independent sources, familiar with the situation, told this TSN.ua.
According to sources, Sytnyk complained that Ukrainian politicians interfere with the work of NABU because of fear of criminal proceedings.
After him, the floor was given to Nazar Kholodnytsky, who talked about prosecutions and problems in the work of anti-corruption bodies.
Then the British Ambassador Judith Gough criticized Sytnyk for excessive PR in the work of NABU. The EU Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli supported her, saying that the ambassadors continue to support the anti-corruption bodies of Ukraine, but those bodies cannot get into politics.
"Mingarelli and the British ambassador were pretty tough, they made it clear to Sytnyk that it was necessary to work "more quietly", - one of the sources said.
Sources also say that during this meeting, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch almost did not criticize the work of NABU.