Ukraine military get additional UAH 146 million thanks to NABU, SAPO

On May 18, 2022, the Armed Forces of Ukraine received UAH 146 million seized in criminal proceedings. In April 2021, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) exposed a lawyer and his accomplice, who offered to secure a positive decision in a case considered by a Kyiv District Administrative Court judge for USD 100 thousand.

During a search at the lawyers' place, items resembling antiques and documents addressed to the KDAC Chairman were discovered. Besides, a large amount of foreign cash - over USD 3.7 million, EUR 840 thousand, GBP 20 thousand, UAH 230 thousand, and 100 shekels - was found.

The investigation was completed in November 2012. In March 2022, the case was referred to the High Anti-Corruption Court.

After russia unleashed a full-scale war against Ukraine, NABU and SAPO took efforts to lift the seizure on the funds (except for 100 shekels) so that they could be used by the military. The HACC supported the initiative and lifted the seizure.

To date, over UAH 447 million in bail and seized assets have been transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine upon the initiative of NABU and SAPO.