On March 16, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (the NABU), under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (the SAPO), informed three employees of the Main Department of the National Police in Kyiv on the completion of the pre-trial investigation as of the facts of receiving 50 thousand USD improper advantage.
Ukrainian mass media have recently published 87 pages sent by Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (the PGO) to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (the NABU) in March 2017. In this regard, we want to clarify the context and the key points of their content in order to prevent manipulation and distortion of information.
The Northern Commercial Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Commercial Court of Kyiv, which declared invalid the agreement between the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority” (SE “USPA”) and the Limited Liability Company (LLC) “Tekhmorhidrostroy Mykolayiv” on 712 million UAH. The decision taken by the appeal court on March 13, 2019, has entered into legal force. This allows the SE “USPA” to begin the procedure for returning illegally paid 118.4 million UAH.
In the last part of the video story of Lesiia Ivanova (journalist of «BIHUS.INFO») accusations of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) engaged and cooperate with companies involved in corruption during purchases in the defense complex were made. The NABU respects the work of investigative journalists. At the same time, the video contains inaccuracies, and, sometimes, manipulations. Next — by points.
On March 11, 2019, Odesa City Mayor was given a notice of suspicion of submitting false data to e-declarations of 2015 and 2016. His actions are qualified under Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On March 7, 2019, three persons suspected of allegedly abuse of office, resulted in 13 million UAH losses caused to the State Enterprise (SE) “Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon” (hereinafter – "Aviakon") were informed on completion of the pre-trial investigation. The defense and the suspects had been granted with access to the materials of the pre-trial investigation.
As of February 28, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine investigate 692 criminal proceedings. Within the pre-trial investigations, 149 persons were given notices of suspicion. As of 314 persons the investigations were completed and indictments were sent to courts.
The investigation in the defense sector is one of the main priorities in the work of the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). According to preliminary estimates, exposed corruption in defense sphere caused 1 billion UAH damage. The NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the briefing on March 7, 2019, emphasized this.
On March 4, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) detained the current and former Directors of the State Enterprise "SpetsTechnoExport" and three more ex-officials on suspicion of embezzlement of 2.225 million USD (55.5 million UAH). On the same day they were given notices of suspicion.
On February 28, 2019, the indictment as of two persons involved in 6.4 million EUR embezzlement of the State Enterprise (SE) “National Nuclear Power Generation Company (NNPGC) “Energoatom” was sent to court. Abovementioned persons are accused of committing a crime under Part 5 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) believes that the decision of the Constitutional Court on declaring Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code unconstitutional, which provided liability for illegal enrichment, now gives officials opportunities for abuse and provides indulgence to criminal offenses committed by them. From now on, a millionth wealth obtained from sources which legality are not confirmed is not considered a criminal offense in Ukraine.
On February 25, 2019, the Deputy of the Kyiv City Council (who is also known as the ex-secretary of the Land Commission) was given a notice of suspicion of misappropriation of six land plots and 19.5 million UAH illegal enrichment. Actions of the official are qualified under Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 and Part 4 Article 358, and Part 1 Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Also, his accomplice was given a notice of suspicion of committing a crime under Part 5 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.