Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko denies wiretap of the phone of the chief editor of the program “Schemes” Natalie sedletska and other journalists in the investigation of divulging secrets of pre-trial investigation Director of the National anti-corruption Bureau Artem Sytnik until the relevant court decision. He declared it in interview “Censor.NO.”
According to Lutsenko, the investigators requested access to the phone Siedlce in order to determine the date of the meeting with the Director of NABU Sytnyk, during which he read out to journalists the materials of the case concerning Prosecutor Konstantin Kulik, in particular the transcript of the conversation of his common-law wife.
The Prosecutor General stressed that the information on the servers of Kyivstar does not belong to the operator and to report the result to the location of the client, the operator must use 14 parameters of stored information. “Therefore, the court should allow them to use these 14 parameters – including MMS, SMS and everything else – for granting us an answer to only one question: time and place. Therefore, the decision of the court is as it is; otherwise, to answer the question technically impossible,” explained Lutsenko.
He noted that within this judgement is the result of requests from “Kyivstar” only one thing: stay in a particular “cell”. In the past 17 months. “Where in this time were journalists in addition to this place – we are not interested. I also categorically deny that we have someone listening, and now supposedly only want to legalize. The investigation is not interested in anything of their journalistic activities, but the date stay in the room where there was a disclosure of secret investigative actions”, – Lutsenko added.
4 Sep edition for anti-corruption investigations “Scheme” stated that the Prosecutor General’s office gained access to the phone information of the chief editor of the program Natalia sedletsky. “The Pechersk district court of Kyiv has granted access to the Prosecutor’s office to phone calls, SMS and location phone Natalie sedletska in the case of a likely disclosure of state secrets and data pre-trial investigation Director NABOO Artem Sytnik. Not for a particular day, and within 17 months”, – is told in the statement published on the page of the program “Schemes: corruption in detail,” in the social network Facebook.
On the same day the speaker of the Prosecutor General Andrei Lysenko at his page on the social network Facebook said that the information from the phone Natalie sedletska, which became available to the prosecutors, does not include the content of conversations.
5 Sep People reported that Lutsenko and invited her to a closed meeting to explain the receipt of the Prosecutor’s office access to information from her phone. However, in response she suggested that the attorney General “instead of backroom meetings behind closed doors to give open commentary live”.