The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) have completed an investigation of the former President of Ukraine and his son charged with seizing the Mezhyhiria residence by abusing their official position. The actions of the ex-president fall under Part 5 Art. 191, Part 3 Art. 209, Part 5 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, his son - under Part 5 Art. 191, Part 3 Art. 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On Dec. 21, 2021, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) served a notice of suspicion to the head of the structural unit of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. He is charged with asking for UAH 24 million to influence the results of an audit. The actions of the suspect fall under Part 3 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On Dec. 20, 2021, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) served a notice of suspicion to a former director of the state enterprise (SE) "Market Operator" (who is also a freelance adviser to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine). He is suspected of embezzling almost UAH 2.15 million. The actions of the suspect fall under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
It is impossible to measure the effectiveness of a law enforcement agency solely by statistics. Only an expert external audit could help assess the work of law enforcement agencies. Oleksandr Abakumov, deputy head of NABU’s detective unit, believes.
The eCase Management System, developed for the automation of the pre-trial investigation among detectives, prosecutors, and judges, has finally been launched. On Dec. 16, 2021, NABU Detectives and SAPO Prosecutors entered the first criminal proceeding in eCase MS. This marked a new milestone in the development of criminal justice in Ukraine and proved the inevitability of its digitalization.
Materials obtained by the NABU Detectives during a pre-trial investigation helped the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) establish the facts of anticompetitive concerted actions among seven companies in a string of tenders for the supply of software. On Dec. 15, 2021, the AMCU fined the companies over UAH 105.3 million that will go to the state budget. The procurement in question covers the period of 2016-2019.
On Dec. 13, 2021, the head of a district court of Vinnytsia region was notified of the completion of the investigation into extortion and acceptance of an undue benefit. The case materials were disclosed and will go to the High Anti-Corruption Court upon being reviewed by the defense. The actions of the judge fall under Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
A private company voluntarily transferred UAH 36.5 million to the "Boryspil International Airport" state enterprise as compensation for using the services of the airport at a reduced cost in 2013-2014.
Western diplomats urged Ukraine to complete key anti-corruption and judicial reforms in a quick, fair and transparent way at the “Seven Years of Anti-Corruption Reforms” conference in Kyiv on Dec. 9.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) have exposed nine persons who embezzled UAH 157 million belonging to state-owned grain companies. On Dec. 10, 2021, they were notified of suspicion of committing crimes under Part 5 Art. 191 and Part 2 Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The NABU Detectives have started pre-trial investigations in 51 criminal proceedings, notified 10 persons of suspicion, and filed 8 indictments against 24 persons. These are the results of NABU’s work in November 2021.
The anti-corruption reform in Ukraine, launched in 2014 after the Revolution of Dignity, has proven that the victory over corruption is only possible with its effective prevention, fair punishment for crimes, political will and constant public control. This was emphasized by Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnyk during the conference "7 Years of Anti-Corruption Reforms: Challenges and Results", which took place on Dec. 9, 2021 in Kyiv.