The National Bureau continued to effectively fight corruption under martial law, while its employees joined the fight against the external enemy in the ranks of the Armed Forces, helped record the crimes of the occupiers, and conducted analytical work. This was noted by acting NABU Director Gizo Uglava at the IACC 2022 on Dec. 9, 2022, in Washington, USA.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine has joined the project of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to combat virtual assets-based money laundering. The project started in autumn 2022. The founding meeting was held in Vienna, Austria, on October 20-21.
Ukraine's accession to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention is an important step on the way to joining the highest global anti-corruption standards. This was noted by Gizo Uglava, the acting Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, during the meeting of a working group at the OECD Infrastructure Forum, Paris, October 10-11.
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."
From the first day of its establishment, NABU has felt the support of the democratic world. But the help of foreign colleagues is especially important at a time when Ukraine is defending its independence in the war against russia.
Leaders of anti-corruption bodies appealed to the Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities (GlobE Network) in order to terminate russia’s membership in the organization.
Strengthening cooperation among anti-corruption institutions through Europol tools, developing a robust whistleblower protection system, exchanging best practices for detecting corruption in the public sector, and digitizing public services are the main recommendations of the annual EPAC/EACN* declaration.
Effective functional allocation and operational independence of structural units is the key to setting up an effective anti-corruption agency - said NABU Director Artem Sytnyk during a meeting with representatives of the Anti-Corruption Committee of Armenia and the Embassy of Armenia in Ukraine on Nov. 9, 2021.
The National Bureau and the Inspectorate General of the Security Forces of the Czech Republic have agreed on cooperation and exchange of information in the field of prevention, detection and investigation of criminal corruption offenses. On October 20, 2021, Director of the National Bureau Artem Sytnyk and Director of the Inspectorate General Radim Dragun signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
National Bureau detectives work hard to gather enough evidence to prosecute corrupt officials and bring them to justice. NABU Director Artem Sytnyk emphasized this during a meeting with representatives of the American establishment that took place on Sept. 9, 2021 in the building of the National Bureau.