Due to the support of the United Kingdom, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine analysts had the opportunity to gain experience from top experts in financial intelligence, anti-corruption and money laundering, Director of the Bureau Artem Sytnyk said.
13 of January feedback discussion between Artem Sytnyk, head of NABU and participants of the study visit together with representatives of Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine, Mika Aalto, in charge of anti-corruption component and Petro Pavlychenko, national anti-corruption expert.
The law “On the 2016 State Budget of Ukraine” allocated 486,6 million UAH for the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine operation, including 114 million for capital expenses. According to the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk, if it wasn't for the support of the International Monetary Fund, the amounts would have been smaller.
The National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine representatives took a study visit to Finland in order to learn about the work of Finland's law enforcement agencies. They had a chance to meet with representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Finland, the Prosecutor General's Office, the National Bureau of Investigations and the Customs Services of Finland etc.
The analysts of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, through the support of the United Kingdom, had the opportunity to learn from top experts in financial intelligence, anti-corruption and money laundering. This was reported by the Bureau's Director Artem Sytnyk at the briefing.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland supports the efforts of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine in combating corruption and will continue to support them in the future – said the Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Ukraine Judith Gough.
The NABU detectives participated in the 6th International anti-corruption conference that took place in Poland last week. The main goal of the conference was collective discussion on integrating anti-corruption actions by different bodies and agencies for the sake of strengthening international cooperation in the sphere of preventing and combating corruption.
First territorial administrations of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine will be opened in Lviv and Odessa. Artem Sytnyk, the NABU Director, signed the order on 10 December.
On 4 December the NABU detectives entered first criminal proceedings into the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations. The proceedings concern the theft of state owned companies’ funds to the value of about 1 billion UAH. This was reported by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the briefing.
According to him the detectives would have entered more proceedings into the Register if it wasn't for insufficient number of prosecutors who could handle the criminal cases.
The National Anti-corruption Bureau's director Artem Sytnyk welcomes the appointment of the Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office.
“This was a lengthy and long-awaited process. Thanks to the good work of the competition committee Ukraine now has its Anti-Corruption Prosecutor. Now it is important to find suitable candidates for other administrative posts in the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, whose appointments will ensure effective work of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor,” - he added.
This year the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine also joined EPAC – European Partners against Corruption, a network of European anti-corruption organisations. This was announced by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk after his participation in the 15th EPAC/EACN Annual Professional Conference in Paris on 18-20 November.
“First of all EPAC means high professional standards uniting leading anti-corruption authorities of European countries.