On Wednesday, May 18, the detectives of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine in cooperation with prosecutors of Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Office (SAPO) have taken into custody the Deputy Prosecutor of Kyiv region.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) completed pre-trial investigation of criminal proceeding as of the facts of giving bribe in amount of USD 10 thous. (almost UAH 250 thous.) to the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine by the Chancellor of one of Berdiansk universities, Zaporizhzhia Oblast. He tried to get a positive conclusion on the accreditation of the university.
On May 16 the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine took into custody the Secretary of Committee on state procurement of the state enterprise “Ukrainian ecological investments” on suspicion of the attempted embezzlement of public funds obtained under Kyoto protocol (part 2 of Article 15 and part 5 of Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
On May 12 the National Anti-Corruption Bureau detectives took into custody three staff workers of the Ternopil regional prosecutor's office suspected in receiving improper advantage in the amount of more than 300 thousand UAH (Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine has signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine. The Memorandum is aimed at deepening parties’ cooperation for implementation of the anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine.
On Wednesday, 27 April, Volodymyr Groysman, Prime-Minister of Ukraine, told the media he was planning to ask the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine to verify information on possible involvement of Victor Kantsurak, deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, in corruption-related scandals.
The Anti-corruption Prosecutor signed indictment in the criminal proceeding concerning Andriy Pasishnyk, the Acting Deputy of the Board Chairman of the Naftogaz National Joint Stock Company unlawfully influencing the actions of Aivaras Abromavičius, the former Minister of Economy and Trade, member of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine with the purpose of preventing him from performing his duties and persuading him to make an unlawful decision (article 344, part 1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
A study visit of the NABU detectives to Singapore took place on 25-29 of April. Detectives learned about the work of the Singapore General Prosecutor office and trained to identify potential corruption risks in public procurement procedures. They also learned about the “3-E approach” to controlling corruption: effective laws, effective anti-corruption agencies, effective punishment.
The National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine will have the authority to hold officials criminally responsible for inconsistencies between their expenses and income once the electronic declaration system starts to work. This was reported by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk during his interview for the “Sobytiya nedeli” TV show.