51 National Bureau employees who showed high professionalism during russia's armed aggression against Ukraine have been awarded medals “For Assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine”, certificates and honorary certificates from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. 15 employees have been honored with firearms. Major Taras Pona, a NABU's special operations officer, who was killed in action near Bakhmut, has been posthumously awarded the "Badge of Honor".
On Oct. 31, 2022, NABU and SAPO completed the investigation of six participants in a corruption scheme involving the purchase of COVID-19 PCR testing services for Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) staff. The actions of the suspects fall under Part 3 Article 15, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On Nov. 2, 2022, NABU and SAPO referred the case to court, accusing a suspect in the so-called Gas case, who hid from the investigation for six years and was arrested only in early May 2022. His actions fall under Part 1 Art. 255, Part 2 Art. 27 Part 4 Art. 28 Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On Nov. 1, 2022, NABU and SAPO referred the case to court, accusing five persons of causing UAH 67.73 million in losses to the state-owned Ukrtelefilm (the Ukrainian Television Film Studio).
Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine will train colleagues from other law enforcement agencies to apply investigative interviewing techniques.
On Oct. 31, 2022, NABU and SAPO notified the former head of the Capital Construction Department of the Ministry of Defense of suspicion of embezzling over UAH 18.66 million allocated for the purchase of housing for the military. An accomplice, the director of a development company, was notified of suspicion as well. The actions of both fall under Part 5 Article 191, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On Oct. 28, 2022, NABU and SAPO notified the former head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (DPSU), the former head of the DPSU First Capital Development Department, and the director of a private development company of suspicion of abuse of power and official position, through which the developer illegally received more than UAH 10.68 million. The actions of the suspects fall under Part 2 Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On Oct. 26, 2022, NABU and SAPO notified 15 persons of suspicion of involvement in the adoption of the so-called "Rotterdam Plus" formula and its further application, which led to electricity consumers illegally overpaying more than UAH 20 billion during 2018-2019. This is the second episode of a large-scale investigation by anti-corruption authorities.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine has joined the project of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to combat virtual assets-based money laundering. The project started in autumn 2022. The founding meeting was held in Vienna, Austria, on October 20-21.
On Oct. 26, 2022, NABU and SAPO notified the former head of the Poltava Regional State Administration, his deputy, and adviser of suspicion of receiving an undue advantage and fraud. Their actions fall under Part 4 Art. 368 and Part 4 Art. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On Oct. 25, 2022, NABU and SAPO notified the director of Izyum Instrument-Making Plant (a subsidiary of Ukroboronprom State Concern) of suspicion of taking UAH 2.44 million in undue advantage and a failure to declare real estate abroad. His actions fall under Part 4 Art. 368, Part 1 Art. 366-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
NABU and SAPO have completed the investigation into attempted bribery for almost USD 120,000 of the head of the State Inspectorate for Architecture and Urban Planning of Ukraine (SIAUP). The actions of the suspect fall under Part 4 Art. 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Offer, promise or provision of an undue advantage to an official who occupies a particularly responsible position"). The case file was disclosed for perusal by the defense on Oct. 24, 2022.