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Assessing the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies in Ukraine requires a new approach, — Oleksandr Abakumov

It is impossible to measure the effectiveness of a law enforcement agency solely by statistics. Only an expert external audit could help assess the work of law enforcement agencies. Oleksandr Abakumov, deputy head of NABU’s detective unit, believes.


NABU, SAPO enter first criminal proceeding in eCase Management System

The eCase Management System, developed for the automation of the pre-trial investigation among detectives, prosecutors, and judges, has finally been launched. On Dec. 16, 2021, NABU Detectives and SAPO Prosecutors entered the first criminal proceeding in eCase MS. This marked a new milestone in the development of criminal justice in Ukraine and proved the inevitability of its digitalization.


Investigation of Vinnytsia district court head completed

On Dec. 13, 2021, the head of a district court of Vinnytsia region was notified of the completion of the investigation into extortion and acceptance of an undue benefit. The case materials were disclosed and will go to the High Anti-Corruption Court upon being reviewed by the defense. The actions of the judge fall under Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.


NABU, AMCU expose conspiracy in procurement worth almost UAH 500 million

Materials obtained by the NABU Detectives during a pre-trial investigation helped the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) establish the facts of anticompetitive concerted actions among seven companies in a string of tenders for the supply of software. On Dec. 15, 2021, the AMCU fined the companies over UAH 105.3 million that will go to the state budget. The procurement in question covers the period of 2016-2019.


"Grain scheme": ex-leadership of state enterprises caught on massive funds embezzlement

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) have exposed nine persons who embezzled UAH 157 million belonging to state-owned grain companies. On Dec. 10, 2021, they were notified of suspicion of committing crimes under Part 5 Art. 191 and Part 2 Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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Effective fight against corruption is based on strong anti-corruption agencies, political will, and public control, - Artem Sytnyk

The anti-corruption reform in Ukraine, launched in 2014 after the Revolution of Dignity, has proven that the victory over corruption is only possible with its effective prevention, fair punishment for crimes, political will and constant public control. This was emphasized by Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnyk during the conference "7 Years of Anti-Corruption Reforms: Challenges and Results", which took place on Dec. 9, 2021 in Kyiv.


“Kyivzelenbud” case: new suspects

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) have discovered new facts related to the embezzlement of funds of the municipal association "Kyivzelenbud". On Dec. 10, 2021, three persons, including the former acting Head of the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Kyiv City Council, were served suspicion notices, while seven previous suspicion notices were updated in the light of new evidence. Thus, the total number of persons allegedly involved in the commission of a corruption offense increased up to 10, and the total damage to “Kyivzelenbud” - up to UAH 115.19 million.


Institutional independence, professionalism, and effective communication with society - NABU Strategy 2021-2023

The National Bureau has adopted the Development Strategy for the period of 2021-2023. The document offers an analysis of the context and environment in which NABU has operated since its launch in 2015, describes challenges and threats faced during the pre-trial investigation of corruption offenses.