By searching information about corruption, activists help law enforcement agencies with investigations. This was emphasized by the Director of the Lviv Territorial Office of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Taras Lopushanskiy at the press conference "Fighting Corruption: What's Next?". The event was organized with the support of the World Bank in Ukraine, and took place in Lviv on January 23, 2019.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine will strengthen cooperation in the sphere of prevention and counteraction of corruption. The parties also agreed to exchange information for the prevention, detection, termination and disclosure of criminal corruption offenses. This is stated in the Memorandum between the NABU and the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine, which was signed on December 28, 2018, by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber Valeriy Patskan.
This week media published a video that allegedly recorded «visual surveillance of the building of the Synagogue in Kyiv by the NABU undercover agents». In order to avoid any speculation and the further dissemination of false information, we emphasized that the National Bureau did not set up any devices for the secret disassembly of information in the premises of the Central Synagogue of Kyiv and didn’t carried out visual surveillance of the building.
A full start of the work of the High Anti-Corruption Court will be able to provide fair judgments in cases as of corruption crimes, pre-trial investigation of which conducted by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). The Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn stressed it at the press briefing with the participation of the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk on November 9, 2018, in Kyiv.
Adoption of amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, envisaged by the draft law No. 8336, eliminates disadvantages of the so-called "Lozovyi's amendments" regarding the appointment of expert assessments in virtually all proceedings, except those investigated by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). In addition, the proposed initiatives can threaten the independence of the NABU and complicate the investigation of top-corruption crimes.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) continue to expose corruption schemes without regard to their positions and political expediency, despite increasing attempts to influence the activities of the institution. This was emphasized by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk on October 3, 2018, at the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction.
On September 25, 2018, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) gave a notice of suspicion to the former officer of the Main Office of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) in the City of Kyiv and Kyivska Oblast of demanding 50 thousand USD improper advantage and abusing of influence.
The two key challenges in the process of selection of the judges of the High Anti-Corruption Court (hereinafter - the HAC) are to ensure participation in the competitive selection of the maximum number of transparent and principled professionals and to create conditions under which they will be able to make legal decisions without interference with their activity. This was emphasized by the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk at the expert discussion "Competition to the High Anti-Corruption Court. Quo vadis? ", which took place on September 5, 2018, in Kyiv.
On August 14, 2018, the Cassation Commercial Court of the Supreme Court (hereinafter - the Supreme Court) satisfied the petition of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) Ukrnafta and to the Limited Liability Company (LLC) Kotlas for invalidating 60 agreements of purchasing petroleum products for the total amount of 2.94 billion UAH. In particular, the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the appellate court according to the suit filed by the NABU to PJSC Ukrnafta and LLC Kotlas on the invalidation of the abovementioned agreements.
On July 26, 2018, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Anti-corruption prosecutors completed a pre-trial investigation of Ukrainian MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko. He is suspected of organizing public funds embezzlement scheme while producing and selling gas under joint operation agreements with the Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) Ukrgasvydobuvannia (gas case).