: Former Ukrainian Prosecutor Vitaliy Kasko joins Transparency International

18:46 Apr. 30, 2016

Former Ukrainian Prosecutor Vitaliy Kasko joins Transparency International

Former Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General Vitaliy Kasko (UNIAN photo)

Kasko will help the organisation in investigation against former Ukrainian President Yanukovych 

Former Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General Vitaliy Kasko became an executive-board member of the Transparency International in Ukraine. His candidacy was agreed upon by the organisation on April 29, according to the official website.

"Vitaliy Kasko has a huge experience in investigations against the former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his corrupt activities. This is the reason we supported his nomination", said Andrii Marusov, the Chairman of the Ukrainian branch.

Transparency International also declared it would conduct "a civil control" of the investigations against the ousted President. It was announced as the top priority for the organisation.

"Kasko's appointment will greatly help Transparency International in Ukraine achieve its strategic goals", Marusov added.

Watch also: UT Exclusive: Ukraine's former deputy prosecutor general on highly corrupt system

Vitaliy Kasko was the head of a stolen asset recovery team, created by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in early 2015. He was also appointed the Deputy Prosecutor General and was deemed a reformist of the institution.

However, in February 2016 he announced his leave from the Prosecutor General's Office over corruption. His former colleagues are currently conducting a criminal investigation against him. Kasko is suspected of illegally receiving two apartments.

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