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02.03.2021 00:00

Court arrests UAH 674 million of illegal VAT refund

At the request of NABU and SAPO, the High Anti-Corruption Court has seized UAH 674 million from the account of the State Treasury, intended to reimburse VAT to companies involved in a corruption scheme. The ruling was sent to the Main Department of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine in Odesa Region on March 1, 2021.

01.03.2021 00:00

Embezzlement of Yuzhnoukrainsk NPP UAH 27 million: indictment regarding one more person sent to court

The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine have completed a pre-trial investigation regarding a former Head of the Production and Technical Equipment Department of Yuzhnoukrainsk NPP (a part of “National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom” SE), who is the 17th participant in an enterprise funds embezzlement scheme. On February 26, 2021, the corresponding indictment was sent to court. The ex-official will be tried in absentia, as he has been outside Ukraine since 2016.

01.03.2021 00:00

Second attempt to bribe State Property Fund Head: indictment sent to court

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 the pre-trial investigation into an attempt to give USD 800 thousand of improper advantage to the Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU). On February 26, 2020, an indictment regarding the person who offered the improper advantage was sent to court. His actions fall under Part 4 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

24.02.2021 00:00

HACC arrests part of Samara-Western Direction oil product pipeline

Following the motion of the NABU Detectives and SAPO Prosecutors, the High Anti-Corruption Court has arrested the property of the technological complex of the Samara-Western Direction oil product pipeline located on Ukraine's territory. On February 23, 2021, the judge passed a ruling that prohibits the disposal, alienation, and use of facilities and pipeline sections directly involved in the operation of the abovementioned complex.

17.02.2021 00:00

NABU finally proves Ukrzaliznytsia's purchase of diesel fuel at inflated price

The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the first instance court in favor of the National Bureau invalidating the supplementary agreements between Ukrzaliznytsia PJSC and Wog Aero Jet LLC on the purchase of diesel fuel at inflated prices to the amount exceeding UAH 35 million. On February 16, 2021, the Supreme Court rejected the cassation complaint of Wog Aero Jet LLC (the LLC has changed its name to Volens Trade).

16.02.2021 00:00

Three judgements of conviction in NABU, SAPO cases take effect in January 2021

During January 2021, the High Anti-Corruption Court Appeals Chamber upheld three judgements of conviction in the NABU and SAPO cases. Oleksandr Mefodii, a member of the Kyiv Regional Council of the VII convocation, was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison, Vitaliy Kuts, Head of the Trebukhivska Village Council of the Brovary District, was sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment, and PGO Prosecutor Oleksandr Matiushko, who offered a bribe to get enrolled in NABU, got 2 years in jail.

11.02.2021 00:00

Notice of suspicion served to expert in Samara-Western Direction oil product pipeline case

On February 11, 2021, NABU and SAPO jointly with the Security Service of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine notified a Former Deputy Director of the “Ukrainian State Research and Design Institute of Nitrogen Industry and Organic Synthesis Products” SE of abusing office and drawing up an untrue expert's report (Part 3 Article 365-2, Part 2 Article 384 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). 

11.02.2021 00:00

Economic effect of NABU, SAPO work in 2020 reaches almost UAH 2 billion

In 2020, the amount of damages reimbursed within the NABU and SAPO criminal proceedings exceeded UAH 1.14 billion. The total economic effect brought by the activities of anti-corruption agencies exceeded UAH 1.9 billion by the end of the year. In addition to direct refunding, it covers preventing the commission of corruption crimes, collecting bail from suspects who violated their duties, and other transfers to the budget.