Court supported the NABU investigation of Energoatom`s case

14.04.2017 02:30

On April 14, 2017, the Kyiv Court of Appeal supported the position of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and canceled the decision of the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv, according to which the NABU was supposed to terminate the proceeding as of the facts of receiving improper advantage during the procurement procedures made by State Enterprise (SE) National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (NNEGC) Energoatom from the Czech joint-stock company Škoda JS (the so-called “Martynenko’s case”). Thus, the NABU Detectives proceed with the abovementioned pre-trial investigation.

It should be reminded that in December 2015 the NABU registered a criminal proceeding as of the facts of receiving an improper advantage during Energoatom`s procurement procedures. The investigation revealed that the SE suffered losses of more than 6.4 million EUR from overpaying for equipment purchased from the Czech joint-stock company Škoda JS. The foreign companies were involved in the corruption scheme. In terms of  investigation the NABU directed requests for international judicial assistance to 8 countries. The answers to most of them are already received.