The representatives of Uzbek anti-corruption institutions highly appreciate Ukraine’s positive experience and are interested in cooperation and exchange of knowledge on how to protect whistleblowers, consider corruption reports and monitor the implementation of the anti-corruption strategy. During the online meeting on April 13, 2021, the heads of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the National Agency on Corruption Prevention discussed the areas for future cooperation and agreed to sign a trilateral memorandum.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) have completed a pre-trial investigation into the scheme resulting in the loss of UAH 30 million by the State. Those funds were allocated for the construction of a new building of the National Children's Specialized Hospital “Okhmatdyt”. On April 9 2021, two suspects and their defence were granted access to the case materials.
On April 6, 2021, an indictment regarding three persons involved in the Krayan Plant corruption scheme was sent to court. These persons are charged with embezzling 92 million UAH from Odesa Сity budget during the purchase of the buildings of the Open Joint Stock Company (OJSC) "Holding Company “Krayan". The actions of all these persons fall under Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On April 1, 2021, SAPO Prosecutors and NABU Detectives referred an indictment in relation to the former Head of two private companies involved in a corruption scheme that helped embezzle public funds during the extraction and sale of natural gas under joint venture agreements with Ukrgazvydobuvannia PJSC. This is one of the several indictments already filed within the so-called "gas scheme" case.