On 29 January 2016 the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine filed 4 suits asking to invalidate Claim Assignment Agreements signed between Zaporizhyaoblenergo OJSC, a company with 60% of the shares belonging to the state, and the private firm Energomerezha Holding Company. According to these agreements, the creditor was replaced for debts of major electricity consumers amounting to more than 346,2 million UAH. Thus, because of illegal contracts, the state's right to repayment of the debt for electricity consuming amounting to 346,2 million UAH was transferred to a private firm, which contradicts the current legislation.
The statements of case were filed based on material of the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding №52015000000000001 with signs of criminal offence under the article 191, part 5 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, embezzlement of the OJSC Zaporizhyaoblenergo property by its officials. The statement claims were filed on the basis of the law “On the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine” under commercial litigation.
It should be reminded that according to the Law “On the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine” crimes with the damage 500 or more times larger than the minimum wage as established by the law at time of the crime fall under jurisdiction of the National Bureau (for crimes committed by government, law-enforcement, military or local officials or economic entities with the share of communal or government ownership more than 50%). Procedural aspects in all the NABU investigations are guided by prosecutors of the Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office.