The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) makes every effort to expose and prosecute senior officials on corruption, but facing constant resistance on this path, which can be overcome with a support of civil society and international partners. The NABU Director stressed on it during a meeting with the International Monetary Fund mission, which took place on May 24, 2019, in the NABU.
The lack of final court decisions is one of the main obstacles to the return of assets obtained by criminal means from abroad. This problem is relevant not only for Ukraine. Representatives of anti-corruption bodies identified the most serious challenges during the II International Expert Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 7-9, 2019.
The analysis of electronic declarations of top officials is one of the key mechanisms of the detection of corruption. That what Oleksandr Skomarov, the Head of one of the Detectives Units of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), had said at the 15th annual session of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Vienna (the Republic of Austria) on January 22-24, 2019.
On November 29, 2018, in order to strengthen interagency cooperation, the delegation of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Serbia (ACA) visited the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU).
On November 3-17, 2018, the representatives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) and the Civil Oversight Council of the NABU (COC) learned about law enforcement system, tasks and authorities of different institutions, general rules and examples of communication with the media and civil society in the United States of America. The visit took place in the framework of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Employees of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) learned about the pre-trial investigation of corruption offences through reconnaissance and covert operations, the application of preventive measures in the sphere of the combating corruption, the organization of training programs to raise public awareness about the negative effects of corruption and counteract it. That was during the "Criminal Justice Against Corruption" program in Japan from October 8 till November 16, 2018.
The Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk during his visit to the Republic of Estonia got acquainted with the work of its law-enforcement system. The visit took place on November 15-16, 2018, in extension of cooperation between the NABU and the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership (ECEAP).
The representatives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) took part in the ninth session of the Monitoring Group on the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. The event took place on November 12-14, 2018, in Vienna with participations of representatives from more than 180 countries. The participants of the session reviewed the successful practices of implementing the provisions of the Convention; the difficulties encountered by the countries, and expressed the needs for technical assistance. The information was collected because of the monitoring of 41 countries for the implementation of chapters III (Criminalization and law enforcement) and IV (International Cooperation) of the Convention within the framework of the first assessment cycle.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Detectives and the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) investigate resonant corruption crimes committed by top-officials. The United States of America supports their efforts by understanding how difficult it is to work under conditions of possible pressure and criticism. This what the United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Kirsten D. Madison emphasized at the briefing on October 19, 2018.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) continues expand the range of strategic partners at the international level. The outcome of the fight against top-level corruption depends on a large extent on the effective interaction of the competent authorities of different countries. This was emphasized by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the international conference "Strengthening transparency and accountability to ensure integrity: united against corruption". The event was held on October 15-16, 2018, in the Republic of Croatia.