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01.02.2018 00:00

NABU and representatives of the Venice Commission discussed amendments to anti-corruption legislation

The official delegation of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission) and a representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) visited the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) on January, 30-31, 2018. The executives of the NABU and representatives of the OSCE and the Venice Commission discussed the current situation in the sphere of corruption combating.

31.01.2018 00:00

NABU and SAPO suspect 8 persons of 247 million UAH public funds embezzlement of the SE Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority

On January 29-30, 2018, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) gave notices of suspicion to 8 persons as of 247 million UAH public funds embezzlement of the State Enterprise Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (SE USPA).

26.01.2018 00:00

Statement: NACP's recommendations regarding the conditions of investigating offences under Articles 366-1 and 368-2 contradict the Law and cannot be applied

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) categorically disagrees with the NACP`s (National Agency on Corruption Prevention) decision №1375 of December 18, 2017, in which the Agency interprets certain provisions of the Law of Ukraine «On Corruption Prevention» regarding the investigation of offences under Articles 366-1 and 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. According to the NABU, the proposed explanation of the NACP is legally unjustified and may help corrupt officials to evade criminal liability for illegal enrichment and submitting false data to e-declarations.

19.01.2018 00:00

NABU Detectives completed pre-trial investigation as of the former executives of the PJSC United Mining and Chemical Company

On January 15, 2018, the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) opened access to pre-trial investigation materials as of the Former Acting Chairman of the Board of the Public Joint-Stock Company United Mining and Chemical Company (PJSC UMCC) and the Head of Sales and Marketing of PJSC UMCC to the defense. The abovementioned officials are suspected of committing crimes under Part 3 Article 27, Part 2 Article 28, Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (abuse of office).

17.01.2018 00:00

NABU Detectives exposed 1.4 billion UAH gas embezzlement scheme

On January 16, 2018, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) jointly with the Central Directorate of the Counterintelligence Protection of the National Economy of the Security Service of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) detained four officials of Limited liability company (LLC) Energiya-Novyj Rozdil, LLC Energia-Novoyavorivsk and LLC Energiya. The detainees are suspected of 300 million cubic meters embezzlement of natural gas of National Joint-Stock Company (NJSC) Naftogaz of Ukraine which exceeds 1.4 billion UAH. On the same day, the suspects were given notices of suspicion for allegedly committing crimes under Part 5 Article 190, Part 3 Article 28, Part 2 Article 366, Part 3 of Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

12.01.2018 00:00

Deputy of the Odesa Regional Council was exposed on offering a bribe to the NABU Detective

On January 12, 2018, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) jointly with the employees of the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine gave a notice of suspicion to the Deputy of the Odesa Regional Council and his alleged accomplice for offering 500 thousand USD of improper advantage to the employee of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). The abovementioned persons are suspected of committing a crime under Part 3 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

11.01.2018 00:00

Indictment as of two judges from Dnipro was sent to court

The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) completed a pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the facts of receiving 16 thousand USD improper advantage by two judges of one of the District Courts of Dnipro. On January 11, 2018, the indictment as of abovementioned judges and two more persons was sent to court.

09.01.2018 00:00

NABU Detectives completed pre-trial investigation as of the Former Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex

On January 9, 2018, according to the order of the prosecutor of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) provided the former Member of Parliament (also known as the Former Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex) and his defense with access to the documents of the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the facts of funds embezzlement of the State Enterprise (SE) Eastern Mining and Processing Plant (EMPP) and the SE «National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (NNEGC) «Energoatom».

02.01.2018 02:00

NABU and SAPO detained the Head of a research institution on receiving 500 thousand USD improper advantage

On December 30, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) exposed and detained a Head of one of the research institutions and his accomplice. The abovementioned people were detained immediately after receiving 300 thousand USD improper advantage.

15.12.2017 00:00

Judge of the High Administrative Court of Ukraine was given a notice of suspicion

On December 13, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) gave a notice of suspicion to one of the judges of the High Administrative Court of Ukraine for allegedly committing a crime under Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Submitting false information to e-declaration). The notice of suspicion was signed by the Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine – Head of the SAPO Nazar Kholodnytsky.

12.12.2017 00:00

NABU and SAPO detained four suspects involved in public funds embezzlement of the State Agency for Investment and Management of National Projects

On December 12, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) conducted a number of searches. As a result, four persons, allegedly involved in 259.2 million UAH public funds embezzlement of the State Agency for Investment and Management of National Projects and the State Enterprise (SE) State Investment Company, were detained. Among the detainees there are the ex-deputy Head of the State Agency for Investment and Management of National Projects (also known as an adviser of the Director of the SE State Investment Company); a former employee of the State Agency for Investment and Management of National Projects; a former Director of the SE State Investment Company; a Head of a number of fictitious private enterprises.

08.12.2017 00:00

Effective work of the NABU is impossible without an Anti-Corruption Court - the U.S. Department of State

During the first years of investigations Ukrainian newly created anti-corruption agencies have shown valuable results, however further effective work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) is impossible without establishment of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Court. This issue was brought up and later on discussed by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and by the Head of the SAPO Nazar Kholodnitskiy at the meeting with the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Bridget A. Brink, which took place on December 8.