KIEV, November 16. /TASS/. The head of Ukraine’s Accounting Chamber, Valery Patskan, has tendered his resignation following charges brought against him after his initiative to scrutinize the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), as well as to audit the defense and law enforcement sectors.
"I’ve tendered my resignation. Why? The Accounting Chamber planned audits related to the defense, security, anti-corruption and law enforcement spheres. The war is devouring billions and it is our task to check if some officials may be involved in this. We planned and announced an audit of the NABU. But the NABU has decided not to wait for us to come to them, and came to visit us first. They also brought a ‘gift’ - they charged me as the initiator of the check," he wrote on his Facebook page (banned in Russia as a resource owned by the Meta corporation, recognized as extremist in Russia).
"Not doing one’s job right is vile. Turning a blind eye on the squandering of funds is criminal. And organizing political squabbles is mean. I will not participate in this," Patskan added.
On October 24, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine reported that the agency, together with the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, charged one of the former people's deputies, who now holds a senior position in the Accounting Chamber, with receiving an illegal compensation for rented housing. As the Ukrainian media speculated, the official in question was Patskan.