The results of high-level corruption probes, as well as the prosecution of those previously considered "untouchable" in Ukraine, have provoked strong resistance from the system and an attack on the independence of anti-corruption agencies. This was emphasized by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the meeting with representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on July 7, 2021.
The Central Anti-Сorruption Bureau of the Republic of Poland (CBA) became the first law enforcement agency outside Ukraine to establish cooperation with NABU. Since 2016, NABU and CBA Detectives have conducted a number of anti-corruption probes, including the one into receiving an improper advantage by the former acting Head of the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor). This was stated by NABU Director Artem Sytnyk on April 23, 2021, during an international anti-corruption seminar dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the CBA.
"The G7 is still highly interested in the fight against corruption in Ukraine. We closely monitor the latest developments around the National Bureau and other anti-corruption bodies in Ukraine," said Melinda Simmons, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, during a visit to the National Bureau. It should be noted that the UK currently holds the G7 Precedency.
The representatives of Uzbek anti-corruption institutions highly appreciate Ukraine’s positive experience and are interested in cooperation and exchange of knowledge on how to protect whistleblowers, consider corruption reports and monitor the implementation of the anti-corruption strategy. During the online meeting on April 13, 2021, the heads of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the National Agency on Corruption Prevention discussed the areas for future cooperation and agreed to sign a trilateral memorandum.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Commission for Anti-Corruption and Illegal Assets Forfeiture of the Republic of Bulgaria (CACIAF) will exchange experience, information and technical assistance as well as support for the promotion of work in accordance with the statutory powers. The executives of agencies discussed the formats of future cooperation during the online meeting, tool place on January 28, 2021.
Anti-corruption bodies have increased the pace of their work, which naturally provoked resistance from the corrupt system. The events of recent days are a clear example of this. This is the conclusion of the participants of the presentation of the NGO "Transparency International Ukraine" study on the capacity, management and interaction of the anti-corruption infrastructure held on October 29, 2020.
With the support of Swiss partners, the project “Asset Recovery and Public Integrity in Ukraine” will be implemented. The Project will last until December 31, 2021.
In top-corruption investigations, the NABU Detectives face with challenges that need new solutions. Being a provider of anti-corruption reform, the National Bureau implements an innovative approach to interrogation — investigative interviewing.
For improving the work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), the Detectives of the Internal Control Department (ICD) learned the best practices of internal control and holding law enforcement officers responsible during the professional exchange program "Best Practice in Internal Review in Law Enforcement" in the United States of America.