The ruling of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, which imposes criminal liability for submitting false data to e-declaration, is political. In this way, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine not only legitimizes the intentions of politicians and officials to hide from society illegally acquired wealth, but also protects the interests of some judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (under NABU investigations).
The decision of the Kyiv District Administrative Court on the activities of the National Bureau and the NABU Director is biased and meaningless in a legal sense. Its real goal is to block the work of NABU, which exposed the judges of the KDAC for large-scale abuses and an attempt to seize power.
NABU believes that the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, which recognized certain provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine" as not in line with the Constitution of Ukraine, is attempt to block the fight against political corruption and stop cleansing of the judiciary in the state.
For the first time in the history of Ukraine, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine considered the issue of the constitutionality of an act of individual action, despite the opposite previous long-term judicial practice. However, the fact that the Presidential Decree on Appointment on the NABU Director is declared unconstitutional does not terminate the powers of the NABU Director or any other person who is appointed by the President, and does not automatically mean his dismissal. Until the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopts the amendments to the legislation, Artem Sytnyk has the right to exercise his powers as the NABU Director. Therefore, currently NABU is operates normally.
A quick decision made after the publication of the so-called "Kyiv District Administrative Court recordings", including in relation to decision-making by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine is another step towards the destruction of the institutional independence of the National Bureau.
The interaction of the state bodies in the assets search investigations helps to fortify the fight against corruption and resolves problems within the management of seized property. It was stressed by the Director of the Lviv Territorial Office of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Taras Lopushanskiy and the representatives of the West Interregional Territorial Department of the National Agency of Ukraine for finding, tracing and management of assets derived from corruption and other crimes (ARMA) at the meeting on July 3, 2020.
On May 29, 2020, the online voting for the new members of the Civil Oversight Council (COC) was held by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). Its results are published on the official website of NABU, in accordance with the Regulations on the NABU Civil Oversight Council.
For six months of 2019, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) gave notices of suspicion to 84 persons. Indictments as of 76 people were sent to court. These figures indicate that the second half of 2019 was a period of intensification of NABU and SAPO work. It also indicates the transformation of the achievements of previous years into results.
The Draft Law No. 2237 regarding abolition of the parliamentary immunity will reduce the effectiveness of the investigation of crimes committed with the participation of existing Members of Parliament (MPs). The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the Draft Law on December 18, 2019. Some of adopted norms may lead to procedural problems at the beginning of the investigation and allow MPs to avoid responsibility.
Exposing corruption schemes requires constant interaction between law enforcement and the public. Therefore, effective communication between each other is extremely important. The meeting of representatives of the World Bank and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine with media in Odesa took place on September 27, 2019. The participants discussed the results and perspectives of the implementation of anti-corruption reform, the World Bank’s support in the fight against corruption in Ukraine, as well as the role of media in the combating corruption.