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.
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.
Western diplomats urged Ukraine to complete key anti-corruption and judicial reforms in a quick, fair and transparent way at the “Seven Years of Anti-Corruption Reforms” conference in Kyiv on Dec. 9.
The NABU Detectives have started pre-trial investigations in 51 criminal proceedings, notified 10 persons of suspicion, and filed 8 indictments against 24 persons. These are the results of NABU’s work in November 2021.
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.
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.
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.
On Dec. 8-9, 2021, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) notified four persons of suspicion of causing over UAH 67.73 million in damages to the state enterprise "Ukrtelefilm" (the Ukrainian Television Film Studio).
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.
Strengthening cooperation among anti-corruption institutions through Europol tools, developing a robust whistleblower protection system, exchanging best practices for detecting corruption in the public sector, and digitizing public services are the main recommendations of the annual EPAC/EACN* declaration.
On Nov. 30, 2021, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) notified the former head of a department of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine of suspicion of embezzling almost UAH 51 million while purchasing equipment for court hearings and videoconferencing. His accomplice, the head of a company that supplied the equipment, has also been prosecuted.
In seven years of work, NABU has sent more than 1,000 international legal orders to 80 states. Meanwhile, without cooperation with law enforcement agencies within and outside the country, any investigation is doomed. This was stated by NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the International Forum on Kleptocracy and Illicit Financial Flows, which is taking place in Kyiv on Dec. 1-2, 2021.