Ukraine implements one of recommendations it received while being granted EU candidate status - head of EU Delegation
MOSCOW. July 28 (Interfax) - Ukraine has implemented one of the recommendations it received while being granted European Union candidate status by appointing Oleksandr Klymenko head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas said.
"Oleksandr Klymenko was nominated today to head the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office - Ukraine delivers on one of the recommendations that accompanied the EU candidate status! A long selection process finalized, offering lessons. I wish Mr Klymenko strength and courage!" Ukrainian media quoted Maasikas as saying on social media on Thursday.
Klymenko was selected for the post by a tender committee and was confirmed by new Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin immediately after he was appointed to the office himself.
The tender committee set up to consider bids from candidates to head the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office declared Klymenko, a detective of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), the winner on July 19, 2022. It also said it was sending the relevant documents to the Prosecutor General's Office for endorsement.
The tender committee also selected Andriy Synyuk, a prosecutor from the Prosecutor General's Office, to be appointed deputy head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office and sent the documents to the Prosecutor General's Office for endorsement.