The National Anti-Corruption Bureau has closed criminal proceedings on the possible misappropriation of state funds by president Volodymyr Zelensky’s Kinokvartal because they did not find any crime in the actions of employees of the State Film Agency.
NABU detectives opened proceedings in April this year according to a statement by the Union of Volunteers that State Film Agency financed 49% of the film budget of Zelensky’s film company called “I, you, he, she”.
The Union of Volunteers stated that the condition for financing was to create the film entirely in Ukrainian but Zelensky’s company did not fulfil this condition and, therefore, allowed the loss of state funds.
Response to the journalists’ request: “The said criminal proceedings were closed on 8 July 2019 on the basis of Article 284 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine. During the pre-trial investigation into this fact, no information was found that would indicate the presence of criminal offence in the actions of officials of the State Film Agency and representatives of LLC Kinokvartal.