The National anti-corruption bureau of Ukraine director Artem Sytnyk held a meeting with the Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt. During the meeting the parties discussed the results of bilateral cooperation and the plans for the future interaction.
During intercourse with the NABU`s representatives Mr. Pyatt expressed his support of the NABU as a newly created anti-corruption body in Ukraine.
“I`m very delighted that the US government, the FBI, our British and German partners support NABU in its incipience and development. Your work is very important for Ukraine. The society is waiting for results from you. We are ready to further support your work to deliver this result”, - said Mr. Pyatt.
During the visit Artem Sytnyk and Geoffrey Pyatt discussed implementation of the bilateral Memorandum of cooperation between NABU and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the representatives of which train the NABU`s staff and give the assistance in investigation process.
The Ambassador also informed Director Sytnyk that the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section of the Embassy (INL) will provide U.S. Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers to train with NABU’s tactical officers on the execution of high-risk warrants and other tactical law enforcement operations.
In addition, Director of NABU told US Ambassador about plans to create a criminal laboratory for electronic devices and data carriers, equipment for which will be provided by British partners in the nearest future. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt said that FBI employees have a unique experience in decoding, and data recovery, and expressed readiness to further support the Bureau in implementing new technologies in investigations.
It should be reminded that the FBI with the support of the US Embassy to Ukraine provided the NABU`s Department of analysis and data processing with the equipment for criminal proceedings documents digitalizing.
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