Kiev feedback on US congresswoman’s allegations — RT World Information

The Ukrainian International Ministry has responded to Victoria Spartz, who claimed Zelensky’s chief of workers “raises many considerations”

Ukrainian International Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko on Saturday accused US Congresswoman Victoria Spartz of making an attempt to deliver “Russian propaganda” into American politics.

Spartz had earlier known as on the US administration to develop a mechanism for monitoring navy help supplied to Kiev, and expressed doubts concerning the reliability of President Volodymyr Zelensy’s chief of workers in an open letter to Joe Biden.

“We advise Ms. Spartz to cease making an attempt to earn additional political capital on baseless hypothesis across the subject of battle in our nation and the grief of Ukrainians. Particularly cynical are manipulations about Ukraine and its management from a congresswoman of Ukrainian origin,” Nikolenko wrote on Fb.

He additionally known as on Spartz to “cease undermining the prevailing mechanisms of offering US navy help to Ukraine,” claiming that Kiev’s interplay with its American companions is totally clear. Any “additional bureaucratization and delaying the method” will solely assist the Kremlin, the International Ministry spokesman claimed.

On July 8, in an interview with Fox Information, Spartz known as on Congress to determine “correct oversight” of billions of {dollars} in help supplied to Ukraine. Just some days previous to that, the Russian Protection Minister Sergey Shoigu stated that “a number of the international weapons provided by the West to Ukraine are spreading all through the Center East area, and likewise find yourself on the black market.”

The top of Interpol, Jurgen Inventory, additionally expressed concern that the battle in Ukraine would end in quite a few weapons being offered illegally.

In her open letter to the president, a redacted model of which was revealed on the identical day, Spartz stated the Ukrainian president’s chief of workers, Andrey Yermak, “raises many considerations with a wide range of individuals” within the US and all over the world. Nonetheless, the congresswoman famous, he’s believed to be “extremely regarded” by Biden’s Nationwide Safety Advisor Jake Sullivan.

“Primarily based on a wide range of intelligence, actions taken by Mr. Yermak in Ukraine and his alleged dealings in reference to Russia, Congress must acquire this data urgently to substantiate or deny varied critical allegations,” Spartz’s workplace defined.

The congresswoman introduced Biden’s consideration to the appointment of Oleg Tatarov as Yermak’s deputy chargeable for the struggle in opposition to corruption. She claimed that Tatarov “has been delaying the appointment of an unbiased anti-corruption prosecutor for over a 12 months.” Spartz additionally famous that, previous to his appointment, Tatarov was investigated by the Nationwide Anti-Corruption Bureau however later his case “was allegedly inappropriately transferred to an everyday prosecutor and closed.”

“Mr. Tatarov was additionally a high police official below former president Yanukovych prosecuting Euromaidan protesters,” the congresswoman stated.

Tatarov turned deputy chief of workers in August 2020. His appointment precipitated outrage for a number of causes, together with his alleged ties with Russia. The general public group ‘Household of the Heavenly Hundred’, which represented relations of these killed in the course of the Western-backed Euromaidan protests of 2013-2014, accused the previous deputy head of the Inside Ministry’s investigation division of justifying and protecting up “mass crimes and violations of human rights.”

Since 2017, Tatarov has been below investigation over alleged misuse of cash put aside for the development of housing for the Nationwide Guard. He has saved his place even supposing each his instant supervisor, Andrey Yermak, and President Zelensky had been pressured to publicly defend him.

In late 2021, Yermak defined the appointment of Tatarov by saying the HR division had discovered Tatarov’s “skilled degree” to be suited to the place for which he was thought-about.

He additionally stated that four-year-old accusations in opposition to Tatarov “don’t have anything to do” along with his work within the presidential workplace.

In July 2021, responding to a petition demanding Tatarov’s dismissal, Zelensky acknowledged that “nobody shall be compelled to do what shouldn’t be prescribed by legislation.” In 2020, he acknowledged that Oleg Tatarov had not been concerned within the dispersal of activists in the course of the Maidan.

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