In six years, the National Bureau has sent 944 requests for international legal assistance to more than 75 countries. This indicates not only the spread of Ukrainian corruption in the world but also shows that without international cooperation the fight against corruption is impossible.
On May 28, 2021, the online voting for the new composition of NABU's Civil Oversight Council (COC) took place. The results have been published on National Bureau's official website in accordance with the Regulations on the Civil Oversight Council at the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine. The voting kicked off at 9 a.m. and lasted for 12 hours.
NABU has completed the probe into an attempt by a former Mykolaivoblenerho JSC (70% state-owned) official to give an improper advantage to the head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine. On June 3, 2021, SAPO Prosecutors filed an indictment drawn up by NABU Detectives to court. The actions of the accused fall under Part 4 Article 369 (offering, promising or giving an illegal benefit to an official) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On June 3, 2021, the NABU Detectives, SSU Internal Security, and SAPO Prosecutors served a notice of suspicion to a former Security Service senior investigator in Odesa region who extorted and accepted USD 80 thousand of improper advantage. The actions of the suspect fall under Part 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) have completed a pre-trial investigation as of the facts of an attempt to give an improper advantage to the Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (State Land Cadastre).
The resistance to anti-corruption institutions in Ukraine is gaining momentum. This was emphasized by the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau Artem Sytnyk during the online discussion "Anti-Corruption and Judicial Reform: Progress Assessment and Current Challenges" that took place May 27, 2021.
On May 24, 2021, NABU and SAPO notified six National Bank officials of suspicion of abusing their office by granting a UAH 1.2 billion stabilization loan to PJSC "VAB Bank" (Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). One more notice of suspicion (Article 191 of the CCU) was served to a representative of the appraiser company, which assisted the bank's beneficial owner in obtaining a stabilization loan. Thus, the total number of people involved in the scheme to misappropriate UAH 1.2 billion has reached 17 people.