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.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) requested for international legal assistance more than 400 times. The received answers allowed revealing the final beneficiaries of companies involved in the Ukrainian corruption and tracking the flow of funds abroad. Support from foreign colleagues helps the NABU to eliminate corruption schemes. The Director of the Lviv Territorial Office of the NABU Taras Lopushanskiy emphasized this during the training for the NABU staff on September 24-27, 2018, in the Republic of Poland. The event was held with the support of the Anti-Corruption Network Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
"The National Bureau is at the forefront of the fight against corruption in Ukraine. The challenges you face make your job even more important. It's about building a new Ukraine — stable, effective and democratic", said the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during the meeting with the staff of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine on September 27, 2018.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to exchange information for the prevention, detection and fight against corruption. The relevant document was signed by the NABU Deputy Director Anatoly Novak and the EIB Inspector General Jan Willem van der Kaaij in Luxembourg on September 27, 2018.
The G7 Foreign Ministers called on the Ukrainian authorities to create the Anti-Corruption Court in line with the recommendations of the Venice Commission. This is stated in a joint communique following the meeting of the G7 Foreign Ministers in Toronto. The communique was published on April 23, 2018.