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 against eight suspects involved in the so-called "Onyshchenko’s gas scheme" was sent to the Solomiansky District Court of Kyiv. During the last three months, the 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.
On May 26, 2017, on the basis of decision of investigating judge, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) conducted searches in the house of the Chairman of the Kyiv District Administrative Court (KDAC) and in the court itself.
As of April 30, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) sent 65 indictments to courts. As of know the courts passed only 17 decisions.
The Draft Law №6220 "On Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine on Entering of Data into the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations and Basis on Termination the Criminal Proceedings" is under consideration in the Verkhovna Rada. The adoption of the abovementioned Draft Law can block investigations of law enforcement agencies, including investigations of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO).
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) will strengthen cooperation with the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and the executives of the ICAC agreed on this when the Bureau visited Hong Kong.
On May 10, 2017, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) received full access to the Unified State Register of declarations of the persons authorized to implement the functions of state and local self-government bodies. Thus, the Detectives and analysts of the NABU have the ability to process all the data from the Register via the closed network directly from the Bureau.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the anti-corruption prosecutors finished the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the facts of receiving improper advantage in the amount of 36 000 USD by 2 officials of the State Tax Inspectorate in Kyiv and by an intermediary-lawyer