On April 21, 2021, the National Bureau Detectives under the procedural guidance of SAPO notified former officials of Ukrinmash SE (a subsidiary of Ukroboronprom State Concern) of suspicion of embezzling more than EUR 140 thousand (approx. UAH 3.5 mln).
On April 20, 2021, NABU and SAPO referred an indictment to court regarding five persons involved in the embezzlement of UAH 37 million during construction at the Shyrokyi Lan military range in Mykolayiv Oblast.
On April 15, 2021, the Detectives of the National Bureau jointly with the Internal Security Department of the National Police under the procedural guidance of SAPO served the former Head of the Explosives Department of the National Police with a notice of suspicion of receiving 980 thousand UAH (Part 4 Article 368, Part 1 Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The notice of suspicion was also served to an accomplice in the crime - a private entrepreneur, whose actions fall under Part 3 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (giving an improper advantage to an official).
"The G7 is still highly interested in the fight against corruption in Ukraine. We closely monitor the latest developments around the National Bureau and other anti-corruption bodies in Ukraine," said Melinda Simmons, the British Ambassador to Ukraine, during a visit to the National Bureau. It should be noted that the UK currently holds the G7 Precedency.
The representatives of Uzbek anti-corruption institutions highly appreciate Ukraine’s positive experience and are interested in cooperation and exchange of knowledge on how to protect whistleblowers, consider corruption reports and monitor the implementation of the anti-corruption strategy. During the online meeting on April 13, 2021, the heads of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the National Agency on Corruption Prevention discussed the areas for future cooperation and agreed to sign a trilateral memorandum.
On April 13, 2021, NABU and SAPO served a notice of suspicion to the beneficiary of a group of companies operating in Ukraine's road industry. His actions fall under Part 4 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (giving an improper advantage to an official).
In March 2021, the NABU Detectives launched probes within 61 criminal cases, served four notices of suspicion, filed five indictments against eight people. Two convictions in respect of three persons came into force.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) have completed a pre-trial investigation into the scheme resulting in the loss of UAH 30 million by the State. Those funds were allocated for the construction of a new building of the National Children's Specialized Hospital “Okhmatdyt”. On April 9 2021, two suspects and their defence were granted access to the case materials.
On April 7, 2021, notices of suspicion were served to two lawyers who had been exposed the day before receiving an improper advantage in the amount of USD 100 thousand for its further transfer to judges of the Kyiv District Administrative Court. Their actions fall under Part 4 Article 27, Part 3 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On April 6, 2021, an indictment against three persons involved in the Krayan Plant corruption scheme was sent to court. These persons are charged with embezzling UAH 92 million from the Odesa Сity budget during the purchase of buildings of HC Krayan OJSC. The actions of all these persons fall under Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The NABU Detectives and the SAPO Prosecutors have filed an indictment to the High Anti-Corruption Court regarding persons who attempted to offer USD 5 mln in bribe to the Heads of anti-corruption agencies to ensure the closure of criminal proceedings involving the former Ecology Minister under President Yanukovych (suspected of the seizure of stabilization loan funds provided to Real Bank PJSC).
On April 1, 2021, SAPO Prosecutors and NABU Detectives referred an indictment in relation to the former Head of two private companies involved in a corruption scheme that helped embezzle public funds during the extraction and sale of natural gas under joint venture agreements with Ukrgazvydobuvannia PJSC. This is one of the several indictments already filed within the so-called "gas scheme" case.