On March 19, 2020, the Head of Western Interregional Department of the Criminal Sentence Enforcement and Probation of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, who was exposed on receiving an improper advantage, was given a notice of suspicion of committing a crime under Part 3 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On March 17, 2020, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) gave notices of suspicion to five persons. They are suspected of causing UAH 13.7 million damages to Electrotyazhmash Plant. The actions of the suspects are qualified under Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The NABU Detectives have started pre-trial investigation as of 63 criminal proceedings in February 2020. 19 persons were given notices of suspicion of committing corruption crimes within criminal proceedings investigated by NABU and SAPO. Indictments as of 8 persons were sent to court. That are the results of NABU activities as of February 2020.
On February 26, 2020, the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) approved plea bargain agreement between the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) and the accused former Member of Parliament of Ukraine. The ex-MP found guilty on submitting false data to e-declarations. His actions are qualified under Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine head Artem Sytnyk speaks with the Kyiv Post on Feb. 18, 2020. Under pressure for alternatively doing too much and too little, Sytnyk explained the frustrations of his job and why Ukrainians get so little justice for the crimes committed against them.