As of the beginning of February the number of proceedings initiated by the detectives of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine has reached 70. This was reported by Artem Sytnyk during presentation of the report for the past 6 months.
He announced that the results of the first initiated proceeding concerning officials of the state owned Zaporizhyaoblenergo OJSC would soon be presented.
“The investigation has shown that the right to repayment of the debts of major electricity consumers amounting to 346,2 million UAH was transferred from the state to private firms under the illegal contracts signed by Zaporizhyaoblenergo OJSC. 200 million UAH that were supposed to be deposited into the special state owned company's account, was transferred to the accounts of private firms controlled by certain well-known individuals,” - said Mr Sytnyk.
He pointed out that the NABU had submitted claims to invalidate the contracts signed with Zaporizhyaoblenergo. In case of a favourable ruling on this lawsuit the above mentioned sum will be returned to the state's accounts.
Another proceeding being currently investigated by the NABU concerns the UkrGasVydobuvannya PJSC and rent payments.
“We found out that certain individuals, including some members of parliament, have used schemes of private companies' collaborative activities to sell natural gas at an undervalue through a number of controllable shell companies. As a result the state's income in this sphere dropped by approximately 1 billion UAH,” - said the Bureau's Director.
The National Bureau is also investigating a proceeding concerning officials of the “EnergoAtom” NNEGC. According to Artem Sytnyk, the NABU has turned to its foreign partners for international legal assistance in accessing information necessary for this case.
It should be reminded that the first criminal proceeding was initiated by the NABU detectives on 4 December 2015.