The employees of the National Bureau's Special Operations Department studied the experience of their colleagues from the U.S. Marshals Service in the sphere of witness protection in corruption-related criminal proceedings. The U.S. Marshals also conducted training sessions on ensuring safety of individual persons during the two-day seminar that took place on 11-12 April.
On 12 April the criminal proceeding in respect of abuse of office by the Head of the National Bank of Ukraine was ceased upon decision of the NABU detective. This was done in accordance with the article 284, section 1, clause 2 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine due to the absence of the elements of a criminal offence.
On Friday, April, 1 Solomyansky district court in Kyiv granted the application by the NABU detectives in agreement with the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor's office and selected holding in custody without bail as preventive measure for the judge O.Buran.
The NABU detectives in cooperation with the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office are preparing a motion to the court to select a preventive measure.