The head of the State Bureau of investigation, the novel Pipe retired in 2015 from the state office of public Prosecutor as the new head of the Department Viktor Shokin in key positions appointed close to him. About the Pipe, said today at a briefing, answering the question, is it true that at the time, resigned from the GPU with the purpose to avoid lustration checks, the correspondent LIGA.net.
Pipe said that after the revolution of dignity was invited to work in the GPU, where he headed the investigation Department automatically becoming first Deputy chief of investigation Department.
“After a lot of work, which was carried out by our management, at the beginning of 2015 there has been a change in leadership, that is, the change of the public Prosecutor. The new attorney General had his own vision about the formation of the team, they are mostly related to the fact that key positions are occupied by persons who are close to him, that is, those who were in command of the attorney General. I have not entered such a command, so I wrote a letter of resignation from bodies of Prosecutor’s office,” he said.
According to him, during the lustration test the GPU in 2015, it prepared a report that did not fall under action of this law.
Also, according to Pipes, immediately after his appointment to the position of Director of the RRG, he wrote a statement that it has reviewed. “Lustration test is conducted by presidential Administration. On its completion now, I know nothing,” he said.
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22 November 2017, President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on the appointment of the Pipe the Director of the State Bureau of investigation.