The Member of Parliament from Narodnyi Front Denys Dzenzerskyi, while being the shareholder
of the group of companies Vesta, became the guarantor in a number of credit cases. As the result, he became the debtor of VTB Bank and Credit Dnipro Bank for the total amount of almost 4 billion USD
Creditors sent the appeal to the court and won several cases
regarding the recovery of money personally from the Member of Parliament.
However, there is no mention about these financial obligations in the MP's declarations in 2015 and 2016, as stated in journalists' investigation
Moreover, Dzenzerskyi did not submit his corporate rights
at ISIC Vesta PJSC in the declaration, where his share of the authorized capital amounted to almost 8 million UAH.
In 2017, the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption conducted
the full review of Dzenzerskyi's declarations in 2015 and 2016. It also confirmed
The NABU detectives collected evidence during the course of investigation, which became the ground for the preparation
of the draft submission to the Verkhovna Rada regarding stripping of immunity from the MP in July 2017. The submission was returned for adjustments. According to the NABU, detectives eliminated shortcomings.
After that, the prosecutor had to make the new draft submission regarding stripping of immunity. However, in July 2018, the SAPO's prosecutor Valentyn Musiyaka
issued the order to close
the case. He clarified his decision by contradictory explanations of researchers that financial obligations allegedly may not appear on the ground of court decisions.
Such position of the SAPO's prosecutor Musiyaka was surprising. As no scientist and no academic institution could interpret provisions of laws of Ukraine. Only the Constitutional Court has such right. Neither prosecutor nor detective can not take as the ground any clarifications and conclusions of researchers for the adoption of procedural decisions in criminal proceedings.
Representatives of Dzenzerskyi's creditor-banks appealed in the court the closure of the case. At first, the court of the first instance refused
them. But Kyiv Court of Appeal cancelled the decision
of the court of the first instance and the decision of the SAPO's prosecutor Valentyn Musiyaka.
The consequence of the decision of Kyiv Court of Appeal is resuming the investigation of the case. According to the SAPO
, on January 18, 2019, Nazar Kholodnytskyi changed the group of prosecutors in this proceeding. He excluded the prosecutor Musiyaka from it.