Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal instructed to conduct an official inspection of Acting President of Energoatom Petro Kotin for committing a corruption offense. This is reported by Economichna Pravda with reference to Nashi Groshi, which has an order from Shmyhal and a letter to him from the Ministry of Energy, which is the initiator of an official investigation.
The letter from the Ministry of Energy, in particular, says that the NACP issued an order to Kotin for violating clause 7 of part 1 of article 12 and part 2 of article 13 of the Law "On Prevention of Corruption".
"An official investigation must be carried out in accordance with the decree On approving the Procedure for conducting an official investigation in relation to persons authorized to perform the functions of the state or local government, and persons who, for the purposes of the Law of Ukraine" On Preventing Corruption ", are equated to persons authorized to perform state or local government approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of 13.06.2000 №950. According to this procedure, an official investigation is carried out with or without the dismissal of an official,” the message says.
As the newspaper emphasizes, if Kotin is not removed from the exercise of his powers, then he may have a real conflict of interest.
To recap, at the end of November 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers dismissed the President of Energoatom, Yurii Nedashkovskyi.
In March 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers appointed Petro Kotin to serve as Acting President of NNEGC Energoatom.