The results of high-level corruption probes, as well as the prosecution of those previously considered "untouchable" in Ukraine, have provoked strong resistance from the system and an attack on the independence of anti-corruption agencies. This was emphasized by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the meeting with representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on July 7, 2021.
On July 6, 2021, NABU and SAPO filed an indictment with the HACC against two persons charged with offering illegal benefits during the construction of the centralized spent fuel storage facility of water-cooled power reactors at Ukrainian NPPs.
NABU and SAPO have filed indictments regarding retired lieutenant general and an official of the Donetsk Regional State Administration suspected of abuse of authority.
NABU and SAPO have served a former Head of the Production and Technical Equipment Department of Yuzhnoukrainsk NPP (a part of “National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom” SE) and his accomplice, head of two companies with notices of suspicion of embezzling UAH 12.3 million of power plant's funds. Their actions fall under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
50 law students from all over Ukraine will soon join the NABU Anti-Corruption School 2021. Applications will be accepted until July 16, 2021.
NABU and SAPO have completed an investigation regarding 14 persons involved in the scheme of granting a UAH 1.2 billion stabilization loan to PJSC "VAB Bank".
On July 2, 2021, NABU and SAPO filed an indictment against the former First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, former Deputy Minister of Defense and Acting Director of the Department of the Ministry of Defense to court. They are charged with the embezzlement of UAH 17.44 million with their actions falling under Part 2, Art. 364 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.
On June 30, 2021, NABU and SAPO referred an indictment against the former First Deputy Head of the State Migration Service of Ukraine to court. The actions of the accused fall under Part 4 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The ex-official is charged with committing a criminal offense in 2017 that was recorded after NABU's undercover operation intended to reveal corruption in the migration sphere.
On June 24, 2021, NABU and SAPO served a notice of suspicion to the former Head of the Ukrkhimtransamiak SE who abused power to embezzle more than UAH 42.5 million. His actions fall under Part 2 Aricle. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The National Bureau scrupulously checks all the reports of crimes, including information on how and under what circumstances a person became aware of a possible offense. This was emphasized by NABU Detective Oleksandr Abakumov on June 24, 2021 at the International Conference "Whistleblowers in Ukraine: Success and Challenges".
On June 16, 2021, the Northern Commercial Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the first instance court, which invalidated the results of the auction for the sale of the assets of National Cinematheque of Ukraine SE (Natskinemateka). As a result, 14 buildings and facilities with total area of over 5 thousand sq.m. located across 8 hectares on the outskirts of Kyiv are to be returned to the State.
On June 15, 2021, NABU and SAPO filed an indictment regarding former Head of the Vinnytsia Oblast Road Service, who offered UAH 4.7 million of improper advantage to the Head of the Regional State Administration for amending the local budget expenditures. The actions of the accused fall under Part 3 Art. 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.