The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) became the government's first anti-corruption body to establish interaction with corruption whistleblowers at the regulatory level. This helps not only prevent corruption and unfair practices within the institution but also to protect the positive image of the agency. This was stated by the Head of the Internal Control Department of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, Roman Osypchuk, during the Second Annual Conference "Corruption Whistleblowers in Ukraine: Successes and Challenges".
On Sept. 2, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) notified eight persons of suspicion of embezzling property and funds of Ukrnafta PJSC (50%+1 share belongs to state-owned Naftogaz of Ukraine JSC) worth more than UAH 13.3 billion.
On Sept. 1, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO), together with the National Police Office of Strategic Investigations in the Odesa region, notified three officials of state-owned Yuzhnyi sea commercial port of suspicion of embezzling almost UAH 1.5 million. Their actions fall under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On Aug. 31, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) filed an indictment in the case of embezzlement of almost UAH 103 million of Ukrzaliznytsia PJSC during the purchase of diesel fuel.
Corruption is not limited to the borders of Ukraine: criminals are increasingly using foreign companies to launder embezzled funds. Thanks to international cooperation, NABU and SAPO investigate these facts and bring culprits to justice. This was stated by the Deputy Head of the Main Detective Department, Oleksandr Skomarov, during the conference "Cooperation with the OECD and new horizons for the Ukrainian anti-corruption agenda."
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) have completed the investigation into three persons suspected of embezzling over UAH 14 million during the construction of apartment buildings for border guards. On Aug. 29, 2022, the case file was disclosed to the defense for review before referral to court.
On Aug. 26, 2022, the former deputy prosecutor of the Lviv region was notified of suspicion of embezzling UAH 1.2 million and abuse of office, which caused damage to the state of almost UAH 500 thousand. His actions fall under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code and Part 2 Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
NABU and SAPO, in cooperation with the Kyiv City State Administration, prevented the illegal alienation of Obolonsky Island with an area of 147.7 thousand square meters, located next to the Natalka park, into private ownership. The Central Board of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine satisfied complaint filed by Pleso Utility Company on the cancellation of ownership of the island by a private company.
Despite the war, modern youth are ready to join the anti-corruption movement, and participation in the NABU Anti-Corruption School helped them get new tools to fight corruption, including during martial law. This was confirmed by the participants of the awareness raising project, which ended on Aug. 19, 2022.
On Aug. 17, 2022, the so-called "head of the temporary administration" of the city of Balakliia in the Kharkiv region was notified of suspicion under Part 5 Art. 111-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Personnel of NABU's Special Operations Department, who have the skills of sappers, have been involved in demining the territory of the Kharkiv region for the third month in a row.
In July, they explored about 20 km of roads and roadsides, found and neutralized:
On Aug. 15, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) notified an ex-prosecutor of the Prosecutor General's Office of suspicion of acquisition of property and forgery. His actions fall under Part 5 Art. 191, Part 1 Art. 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.