Success of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine means success of Ukraine on its way to the European Union – believes Artem Sytnyk, the NABU's Director. During a recent meeting he thanked the representatives of DFID (Department for International Development) and British Embassy for their support in forming and development of the NABU.
“Thanks to the support from DFID the Bureau received its communication strategy, new web-site and active pages in social networks. Detectives training programme involving the best international experts was developed and implemented. Our partners are currently helping us with designing IT-strategy and architecture, and soon we are hoping to sign a memorandum with the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine on e-Case Management System,” - says A. Sytnyk.
In his dialogue with representatives of British delegation he emphasised his desire to start the investigations as soon as possible, for until the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office is formed the NABU detectives are only authorised to collect and analyse information.
“We are certain that international support in the sphere of forming the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's office will provide an opportunity for the NABU to start investigating first cases before the year is over,” - said A. Sytnyk.
The DFID representatives, in turn, expressed their willingness to further support the NABU because the budget limits set for the Bureau for the next year, unfortunately, do not allow it to purchase all the hardware and equipment for independent and full-scale work.
“I am sure that reforms in Ukraine are only possible if the NABU succeeds,” - pointed out the DFID Minister Desmond Swayne.