On May 10, 2022, the indictment against the former director of the Trudivske quarry of the Industrial Management Center of PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" (Ukrainain Railways) and the head of a private enterprise was sent to court. The actions of the accused fall under Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by malversation").
On May 9, 2022, a russian serviceman, senior lieutenant-commander of a company of the 15th separate motorized rifle brigade of the 2nd guards all-military army of the central military district of the russian armed forces, was charged with ill-treatment of civilians and other violations of the laws and customs of war. His actions fall under Part 1 Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On the night of Feb. 24, their front changed: from anti-corruption to fighting the russian aggressor. Some detectives, having arrived at work at night, took up arms to protect the city from the invader. Not only their physical strength but also professional skills came in handy to act ahead of the enemy and gain success in special operations. Later, they established and ensured an effective exchange of information on the capture and torture of Ukrainian servicemen, the deployment and relocation of enemy troops, on the detection and detention of collaborators. Intelligence provided by NABU detectives repeatedly saved the military from ambushes, as the enemy was attempting to invade Kyiv.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau has proven in the Supreme Court the fictitious nature of gift agreements concluded by the wife of a defendant in a corruption case. This decision will allow the confiscation of real estate in case of his conviction.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) have completed an investigation of the director of a state-owned forestry enterprise in Kharkiv region and the heads of four companies under his control (two of which are his relatives) suspected of seizing timber worth more than UAH 50 million. Their actions fall under Part 2 Art. 209, Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On April 27, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) notified former Derzhinformiust State Enterprise Director General of suspicion of misappropriating over UAH 7.7 million of public funds. His actions fall under Part 3 Art. 27, Part 5 Art. 191, and Part 3 Art. 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On April 27, 2022, two russian servicemen - captain and major of the motorized rifle company of the 15th separate motorized rifle brigade of the 2nd guard's all-military army of the central military district of russia's armed forces - were charged with ill-treatment of prisoners of war. The actions of both fall under Part 1, Art. 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. They were notified of suspicion in absentia and will soon be wanted.
The High Anti-Corruption Court has lifted the arrest from USD 6 million intended as a bribe for the leadership of NABU and SAPO. Thanks to NABU detectives and SAPO prosecutors who initiated the move, the funds (over UAH 170 million at the NBU exchange rate) have already been transferred to the needs of Ukraine's armed forces.
On April 20, 2022, the HACC passed a verdict finding the former First Deputy Director General of the State Special Design Institute (SSDI) "Titanium Institute" guilty of causing USD 1.258 million damage to this institution.
The interview was recorded in Artem Sytnyk's last working week as the war went on and NABU operated under the martial law. The detectives have focused not only on anti-corruption work but also on joint activities with other agencies fighting against the russian occupiers. In this interview, Artem Sytnyk dwells on his seven years as NABU Director, the challenges and establishment of the Bureau, the implementation of anti-corruption reform and the vision of NABU development.
Two private companies, exposed by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine after NABU provided evidence of their violation of competition law, paid UAH 77.2 million in fines to the state budget.