Record number of defendants and more than UAH 662 million for the Armed Forces - NABU, SAPO's output in the first half of 2023

The first half of 2023 was marked by efficiency for the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. NABU succeeded not only in keeping up with last year's high pace but also in significantly improving its results.

"This half-year was marked by massive exposures: the deputy minister of communities and territories development, the former head of the State Property Fund, officials of the Ternopil Regional Council, MPs, and a large-scale scheme within the Supreme Court," noted Semen Kryvonos during the presentation of NABU and SAPO results for the first 6 months of 2023.

Despite russia's aggression, anti-corruption bodies are stepping up their efforts, as the fight against corruption is a cornerstone of the country's defense and recovery. "We continue to actively support our military - since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have received nearly UAH 2 billion thanks to NABU and SAPO, of which UAH 662 million was received in the first half of 2023," emphasized the Director of NABU.

In the first half of 2023, NABU and SAPO started 286 investigations, served suspicion notices on 137 persons, and sent 58  indictments against 147 persons to court. (compared to 54 indictments against 123 persons for the entire 2022). Among others, 10 top state officials, 4 "A" category officials, 2 high-ranking military officers, 12 heads of state-owned enterprises, 5 judges, and 3 deputies of the Regional Council were sent to the dock.

Read more in the Bureau's report.