The statement of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, made during his briefing on September 20, 2017, on the illegal wiretapping of more than 150 people (including the Presidential bodyguards), which was supposedly done by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, is not true.
Among 86 criminal proceedings sent by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) to courts, 23 decisions were passed only. 17 convictions came into force. It should also be noted that on September 1, 2017, the conviction as of Alihman Akhmedov came into force. Akhmedov was sentenced as an intermediary in proceeding as of the facts of receiving an improper advantage by the judge of the Severodonetsky City Court of Luhansk Region.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) at the Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice Supreme Court of Cassation of Romania (Direcţia Naţională Anticorupţie, DNA) will strengthen cooperation in the area of detection and investigation of corruption offenses. The relevant Memorandum was signed by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and the Chief Prosecutor of the DNA Laura Codruța Kövesi at a working meeting in Bucharest on September 7, 2017.
On September 8, 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) detained three persons on suspicion of 40 million UAH public funds embezzlement of the State Enterprise (SE) EuroAmmonia (Ukrchimtransamiak).
The Rubizhanskyi City Court of Luhansk Region found Alikhman Akhmedov guilty of committing a crime under Part 2 Article 349-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and sentenced him to three years' imprisonment. He was an intermediary in the case of receiving an improper advantage by a judge of the Severodonetsky City Court of the Luhansk Region. The court decision came into force on September 1, 2017.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has proved that Ukraine continues to fight corruption. Its investigations of large-scale corruption cases at big State Enterprises and the facts of exposing the illegal activities of top-level officials are the best proof. These are the reasons Ukrainians from all over the world support the activities of the NABU, and the governments of foreign states support the idea of establishment of the High Specialized Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine. This institution is to become the final accord in all the cases, conducted by other anti-corruption authorities. This was emphasized by Eugene Czolij, the President of the World Congress of Ukrainians (UWC), during his visit to the NABU, which took place on August 31, 2017.
On August 28-29, 2017, with the support of the European Union's Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine (EUACI) program the representatives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) were studying the experience of Lithuanian law enforcement agencies in investigating corruption crimes as of the facts of illegal enrichment. The Ukrainian delegation met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, who emphasized on importance of anti-corruption reform for the future of Ukraine.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) proved the agreement between Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) Azot and PJSC Cherkasyoblenergo invalid. Due to this agreement , the State suffered losses of more than 57 million UAH. On August 3, 2017, the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine supported corresponding NABU`s claim in full amount, leaving unchanged the decisions of trial court and appellate court.
On August 18, 2017, the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv chose a preventive measure in the form of house arrest on the 24-hours basis with a commitment to wear an electronic monitoring device for 59 days for the Former Deputy Head of Ukrzaliznytsia, for the Director of one of the Departments of Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) Ukrzaliznytsia and for the Deputy Director of one of the branches of PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia. Therefore, the suspects must submit documents for traveling abroad, inform the investigator, prosecutor or court about changing their place of residence, etc.
On August 8, 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) detained six persons in terms of the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the facts of public funds embezzlement. The funds were allocated for the engineering and set up of the Ukrainian-Russian State Border, territories adjacent to the Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone and to Autonomous Republic of Crimea (also known as Ukrainian Wall or European Wall).
During July 17 - August 5, 2017, six veterans of the United States Marshals Service and a representative of the Houston Police Department shared their combat experience and tactical skills with the personnel of the Special Operations Department of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). As a result of the training, the NABU officers improved their special preparation in operational planning, risk assessment, operational strategy development, operational intelligence, building a resistance model and attacks. All the participants received relevant certificates.
On August 4, 2017, the Odesa Territorial Office of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) officially started its work. The Office is allocated in Odesa. The main task of the Odesa Territorial Office (as well as the NABU Territorial Offices in Lviv and Kharikiv) is communication with the public and information processing (applications on corruption offenses under NABU`s jurisdiction). Also the Odesa Territorial Office will provide organizational support in investigations to the NABU Detectives in the Southern Regions of Ukraine.