On April 14, 2017, the Kyiv Court of Appeal supported the position of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and canceled the decision of the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv, according to which the NABU was supposed to terminate the proceeding as of the facts of receiving improper advantage during the procurement procedures made by State Enterprise (SE) National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (NNEGC) Energoatom from the Czech joint-stock company Škoda JS (the so-called “Martynenko’s case”). Thus, the NABU Detectives proceed with the abovementioned pre-trial investigation.
Ukrainian State Enterprises (SE) need investment support but the corruption schemes (usually initiated by the top-management of the SE) hinder investments. This was stressed by the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk at the 13th Annual Investment Conference Dragon Capital on March 16-17, 2017 in Kyiv.
The High Council of Justice (HCJ) again shows the intention to undermine the judicial reform. In January 2017 the HCJ made certain statements on a special procedure for the arrest and detention of judges and it actually undermined the achievements of the judicial reform. On March 9, 2017, the High Council of Justice approved the Conclusion on the alleged unconstitutionality of the Law "On the Specialized Anti-Corruption Courts" and on the lack of grounds for their establishment.
As of February 28, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) are investigating 272 criminal proceedings. The damage caused to the State exceeds 83 billion UAH.
The public statement made by the High Council of Justice (HCJ) is an attempt to undermine the judicial reform which aims to reinforce the progress in the fight against corruption. This was stressed by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has begun analyzing the data regarding candidates for the positions of judges for the new composition of the Supreme Court of Ukraine. The first findings have already been submitted to the Public Integrity Council.
The lack of unified database of property, registered abroad by the participants of crimes investigated by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, complicates and delays the property detection. This was stressed by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the Third Asset Recovery Conference.
On December 13, 2016, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) with the Specialized Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania (STT) signed a cooperation agreement on mutual investigation of corruption offenses, conduction of joint operational-search activities and mutual actions on corruption prevention. The corresponding Memorandum was signed by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and the Head of the Specialized Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania Saulius Urbanavičius.
According to the results of the first year of the NABU’s investigations and the Detectives’ work, more than 580 million UAH of State Enterprises public funds embezzlement was prevented. Also more than 100 million UAH public property damage has already been restored.
«Despite the difficulties we were facing, such as ongoing defamation attempts or resistance of the old corrupted system, we and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) have achieved significant results.
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