Among 68 criminal proceedings in which the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) completed the pre-trial investigation and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) sent the indictment to courts, the trials haven’t started yet regarding 24 criminal proceedings. In some cases, the trial hasn’t started more than a year.
Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) will continue the pre-trial investigation of the so-called “black ledger” of the Party of Regions case as a part of a joint investigative group with the Department of Special Investigations of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine (GPO) headed by Serhii Gorbatiuk.
The National Anti-Corruption of Ukraine (NABU) strengthens international cooperation in the framework of the INTERPOL’s Global Focal Point Platform on Asset Recovery. The details of the cooperation were discussed at the 7th Annual INTERPOL-StAR Global Focal Points Conference on Asset Recovery in Ottawa (held on June 6-8, 2017).
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership (ECEAP) will exchange information and experience in the area of detection and investigation of corruption and corruption-related offences. The Memorandum on Cooperation was signed on June 6, 2017, in Kyiv by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and the ECEAP Director Jaan Reinhold.
As of May 31, 2017, based on the materials of the investigations of the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) 68 indictments were sent to the courts. 3 of them in May.
Court decisions in the top-corruption cases, investigated by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) will testify that anti-corruption reform in Ukraine is successfully implemented. This was stressed by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the meeting with the representatives of the Working Party on Eastern Europe and Central Asia (COEST).
On June 6, 2017, the indictment as of 4 persons involved in an attempt of 336 million UAH embezzlement received by Ukraine under the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was sent to the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv. The suspects and the defence had been granted access to the documents of the pre-trial investigation for two months.
On May 31, 2017, the online voting for the new members of the Civil oversight council was held by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). On June 6, 2016, the list of 15 winners was published on the official website of the NABU. The online voting was organized based on the software which allowed users to monitor the voting process in real time.
Two employees of the Forensic Laboratory of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) received a certificate of an expert on computer-technical research according to the criteria of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). Currently they are the only ones in Ukraine who have received this qualification confirmation.
The European Union (EU) is ready to support reforms in Ukraine, including anti-corruption iniatives. At the same time, frequent attempts to undermine the independence and effectiveness of the newly created anti-corruption agencies, in particular, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) are of concern. This was stressed by the Commissioner of the European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn at the presentation of the European Union’s Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine (EUACI) program which took place on June 1, 2017.
On May 30, 2017, the indictment as of eight suspects involved in the so-called "Onyshchenko’s gas scheme" was sent to the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv. The last three months, the abovementioned suspects and their defense were reviewing the files of the pre-trial investigation. On May 25, 2017, the review term prescribed by the court ended.