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.
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.