The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) proved to be a truly independent and efficient body. In order to provide the result in its fight against corruption, we should eliminate the obstacles for the implementation of the anti-corruption reform. Namely - the absence of the Anti-Corruption Court, the pressure accompanying every investigation against top corrupt officials, and attempts to limit the NABU's functional independence. This was emphasized by the Mission Chief for Ukraine at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ron van Rooden during the meeting with the NABU executives on February 14, 2018.
During the meeting, the participants discussed the conditions for the establishment of the Anti-corruption court, and the possible impact of the position of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention imposing restrictions on investigation of public officials’ illicit enrichment and submission of false data to e-declarations of public servants (articles 366-1 and 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) on the activities of anti-corruption bodies as well as other steps that limit the independence of the NABU.
The meeting was attended by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and his First Deputy Gizo Uglava, the Mission Chief for IMF Ron van Rooden, IMF Resident Representative in Ukraine Gösta Ljungman and other members of the mission.