On Wednesday, 27 April, Volodymyr Groysman, Prime-Minister of Ukraine, told the media he was planning to ask the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine to verify information on possible involvement of Victor Kantsurak, deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, in corruption-related scandals.
The Anti-corruption Prosecutor signed indictment in the criminal proceeding concerning Andriy Pasishnyk, the Acting Deputy of the Board Chairman of the Naftogaz National Joint Stock Company unlawfully influencing the actions of Aivaras Abromavičius, the former Minister of Economy and Trade, member of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine with the purpose of preventing him from performing his duties and persuading him to make an unlawful decision (article 344, part 1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
A study visit of the NABU detectives to Singapore took place on 25-29 of April. Detectives learned about the work of the Singapore General Prosecutor office and trained to identify potential corruption risks in public procurement procedures. They also learned about the “3-E approach” to controlling corruption: effective laws, effective anti-corruption agencies, effective punishment.
The National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine will have the authority to hold officials criminally responsible for inconsistencies between their expenses and income once the electronic declaration system starts to work. This was reported by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk during his interview for the “Sobytiya nedeli” TV show.
This summer the NABU will hold the third stage of the open competition for positions of detectives. This was reported by the Bureau's Director Artem Sytnyk during the online conference at the “LIGABusinessInform” website.
The Kyiv Commercial court of appeal decided not to lift the seizure of funds amounting to over 41.8 million UAH in the accounts belonging to the “Energomerezha” Holding Company.
The employees of the National Bureau's Special Operations Department studied the experience of their colleagues from the U.S. Marshals Service in the sphere of witness protection in corruption-related criminal proceedings. The U.S. Marshals also conducted training sessions on ensuring safety of individual persons during the two-day seminar that took place on 11-12 April.
On 12 April the criminal proceeding in respect of abuse of office by the Head of the National Bank of Ukraine was ceased upon decision of the NABU detective. This was done in accordance with the article 284, section 1, clause 2 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine due to the absence of the elements of a criminal offence.