Drago Kos: the head of SAPO Kholodnytsky should resign

Source: Novoe Vremya

Drago Kos is the member of the Independent Defense Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO), and former chair of the Council of Europe’s anticorruption body GRECO 

Slovenian anti-corruption fighter, member of the Independent Defense Anti-Corruption Committee, Drago Kos on air of the Radio Novoe Vremya called on the head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office Nazar Kholodnytsky to resign in order to stop confrontation between his agency and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.

“There is only one way [to stop confrontation between agencies, – Ed.]. The head of the SAPO should resign. There is no other option. Someone has to ask him [Kholodnytsky] to leave. I know him personally, and you can consider this as my public appeal to him to resign if he really wants to help Ukraine in the fight against corruption”, said Kos.

At the same time, the anti-corruption fighter stated that “NABU is forced to cooperate with SAPO, the head of which almost lost his job because of the case opened by NABU”. It complicates relations between agencies.

Kos pointed out that despite this fact, there are prosecutors in SAPO who are “real professionals”.