Diplomatic missions of Italy have supported the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) on providing the Bureau with necessary powers of investigation and on the need to establish the Specialized Anti-Corruption Court. This was stressed by Italian Ambassador in Ukraine Davide La Cecilia at the meeting with the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk on February 22, 2017.
Functional independence of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine is key to progress in the fight against corruption in Ukraine. This was stated by the representatives of International Monetary Fund, Thanos Arvanitis (European Department Deputy Director) and Ron Van Rooden (Chief of the IMF mission to Ukraine).
Instructors from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a 10-days training course “Special weapon and tactics in high risk operations” for the NABU special forces. The close-up meeting, held on June 22 at the NABU, was attended by the representatives of the Law Enforcement Affairs Section of the US Embassy Kyiv, FBI instructors and the NABU top management.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine has signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine. The Memorandum is aimed at deepening parties’ cooperation for implementation of the anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine.
A study visit of the NABU detectives to Singapore took place on 25-29 of April. Detectives learned about the work of the Singapore General Prosecutor office and trained to identify potential corruption risks in public procurement procedures. They also learned about the “3-E approach” to controlling corruption: effective laws, effective anti-corruption agencies, effective punishment.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has provided the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) with computers, advanced analytical software, and high-speed scanners which can digitize paper documents and make them electronically searchable. Thanks to this equipment all physical documents can now be digitized which will enhance investigative abilities by providing a means to search through disparate data and link clues from various sources.