The Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau Artem Sytnyk asks not to consider the recent events between the officers of the NABU and the General Prosecutor’s Office as an interagency war. According to him, both bodies must "jointly fight corruption, which appears to be the main evil that prevents Ukraine from development." Besides the relations between the law enforcement bodies, Artem Sytnyk commented on a number of high-profile criminal cases.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has faced the first open unlawful confront of the other law enforcement bodies of Ukraine, being under Bureau’s investigation. In particular, on August 12 two officers of the NABU Operative and Technical Department, while being on duty, were illegally detained for 11 hours by the General Prosecutors Office (GPO) staff (Department of investigation of high-profile economic cases).
Under the law, any public official, who has declared his or her income from “teaching” activity, cannot be charged for misdemeanor, stressed the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnyk during the briefing.
On August 12, 2016, the Lviv Territorial Office of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine officially started its work. Besides Lviv region, it will also work in Volyn, Zakarpattia, Chernivtsi, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne and Khmelnytsky region.
The NABU Director Artem Sytnyk along with the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Nazar Kholodnytsky officially opened of the Territorial Office in Lviv. along.
Instructors from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a 10-days training course “Special weapon and tactics in high risk operations” for the NABU special forces. The close-up meeting, held on June 22 at the NABU, was attended by the representatives of the Law Enforcement Affairs Section of the US Embassy Kyiv, FBI instructors and the NABU top management.
On June 27 the General Prosecutor of Ukraine sighed the notice of suspicion against the Deputy of Ukraine Oleksandr Onishchenko who is considered to be the organizer of the corruption scheme of large scale state funds embezzlement while gas production and realization jointly with the PJSC “Ukrgasvydobuvannia”.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine in agreement with the prosecutors of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) have sent to the court the indictment against the judge of the Malynovsky district court in Odesa Oleksii Buran. He is accused of receiving an improper advantage in the amount of 500 thousand UAH (Part 4 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) along with the threat to kill one of the NABU staff being on duty (Part 1 Article 345 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
On July 26 the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) in cooperation with the prosecutors of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) took into custody the former acting chairman of the board of PJSC State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine along with the chairman of the board of PJSC Rokytne grain enterprise.
On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 10 P.M. the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine took into custody the head of the LLC “Nadra Heotsentr” involved in the gas embezzlement scheme (joint gas production with the PJSC “Ukrgasvydobuvannia”).
On June 18, 2016 upon the decision of the Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv, the business entity official, involved in more than 300 million UAH embezzlement of sugar, which was stored at the special state budgetary institution “Agrarian fund” in Cherkasy region, was chosen a preventive measure.