On July 17, 2018, between 11 and 12 a.m. during unauthorized meeting at the NABU entrance, the group of the so-called titushki (sturdy young men who join meetings for payment) broke into the building of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). Initially, these persons went to the Public Reception Office with the purpose of submitting the appeal. There they disabled the security camera, broke down the doors and the metal blinds, which separated the public space from the restricted area, and entered the hall of the NABU building.
On July 11, 2018, the prosecutor of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) made a decision to terminate the criminal proceeding as of suspected ex-Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and as of one more person (who is also known as a relative of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine).
There’s an urgent need to amend the norm of the Law of Ukraine «On the High Anti-Corruption Court», providing that appeal courts of general jurisdiction will consider appeals against decisions of the first-instance courts made before The High Anti-Corruption Court is established.
On June 11, 2018, at 02:15 p.m. there will be a press conference on the results of performance of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine over the last three years and perspectives for further development of the institution with participation of the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnik. Robert Storch, Inspector General of US National Security Ageny, and Carlos Castresana, Member of the International Anti-Corruption Advisory Board of the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative will also take part in the briefing.
The information that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (further referred to as NABU) allegedly stopped “proactively investigating Manafort” on political grounds, published by BBC on May 23rd 2018, is not true.
On May 22, 2018, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office filed an indictment against a former Ukrainian MP, ex-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy, and other suspects in criminal proceedings into the embezzlement of funds of SE “Eastern Mining and Processing Plant”, SE "National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom”.
As of the end of April 2018, 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) have exposed and prosecuted more than 380 corrupt officials. In 135 cases, the pre-trial investigation was completed and indictments against 207 persons were passed to courts. At the moment, NABU Detectives investigate over 600 criminal proceedings, in which 174 persons are suspected of committing corruption crimes.
During October-December 2017 a joint team of independent experts in the sphere of evaluating the effectiveness of law-enforcement agencies assessed the work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) based on three cornerstone elements: effectiveness, efficiency and independence. As a result the experts provided the detailed report (for full version of the report please follow the link), containing a set of recommendations for further institutional development.