NABU investigates around fifty proceedings as of the facts of corruption at State Enterprises

18.04.2017 00:00

Among more than three hundred proceedings which are investigated by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), 49 relate to the facts of corruption at State Enterprises (SE). The NABU Detectives investigate proceedings related to 35 SE, 15 of which are listed in the TOP-100 Ukrainian SE (in terms of assets according to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine).

According to preliminary data, damage caused to the abovementioned SE exceeds 20 billion UAH. Most of corruption schemes at the SE are related to fuel and energy industries, agro-industrial, mining and metallurgy, chemical and transport industries, etc.

As of the beginning of April 2017, the NABU Detectives gave notices of suspicion to 78 persons. In most of the corruption schemes the top-managers of SE were involved.

Also 24 criminal proceedings as of the corruption at State Enterprises were sent to court. In terms of these cases the damage caused to the State exceeds 1.5 billion UAH. Indictments as of 41 suspects were drawn up.

Thanks to the NABU’s work in 2016 116 million UAH are already returned to the SE accounts. An embezzlement of almost 500 billion UAH of State Enterprises public funds was prevented. Several corruption schemes were liquidated. The past year the most resonant cases were related to such enterprises as PJSC Ukrgazdobyvannia, OJSC Zaporizhzhiaoblenergo, PJSC State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine, Odessa Port Plant, PJSC United Mining and Chemical CompanyLLC Zaporizhye Titanium and Magnesium Plant and others.

As of March 31, 2017, the NABU Detectives investigate 319 criminal proceedings. In terms of these cases the damage caused to the State exceeds 85 billion UAH.

On April 16, 2017, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau marked its second anniversary. Two years ago, on April 16, 2015, the President of Ukraine signed two decrees: a decree on the Establishment of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and a decree on Appointment of Artem Sytnyk the Director of the Bureau. This  set up a starting point for new law enforcement agency.

On December 4, 2015, after appointment of the Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, the NABU Detectives entered the first criminal proceedings into the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations.

The process of the Bureau’s development continues. Currently the NABU has 560 employees. All the employees of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, except Deputy Directors, were selected through open competition. The maximum number of personnel is 700 people.