The High Anti-Corruption Court has lifted the arrest from USD 6 million intended as a bribe for the leadership of NABU and SAPO. Thanks to NABU detectives and SAPO prosecutors who initiated the move, the funds (over UAH 170 million at the NBU exchange rate) have already been transferred to the needs of Ukraine's armed forces.
On April 20, 2022, the HACC passed a verdict finding the former First Deputy Director General of the State Special Design Institute (SSDI) "Titanium Institute" guilty of causing USD 1.258 million damage to this institution.
From April 17, 2022, due to the expiration of the office of NABU Director Artem Sytnyk, the respective powers will be temporarily executed by his First Deputy Gizo Uglava.
The interview was recorded in Artem Sytnyk's last working week as the war went on and NABU operated under the martial law. The detectives have focused not only on anti-corruption work but also on joint activities with other agencies fighting against the russian occupiers. In this interview, Artem Sytnyk dwells on his seven years as NABU Director, the challenges and establishment of the Bureau, the implementation of anti-corruption reform and the vision of NABU development.
Two private companies, exposed by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine after NABU provided evidence of their violation of competition law, paid UAH 77.2 million in fines to the state budget.
From the first day of its establishment, NABU has felt the support of the democratic world. But the help of foreign colleagues is especially important at a time when Ukraine is defending its independence in the war against russia.
"After the victory over the Russian occupier, Ukraine will face no less difficult challenge - the fight against corruption," says NABU Director Artem Sytnyk. "There are still many battles ahead. NABU is ready for them."
Leaders of anti-corruption bodies appealed to the Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities (GlobE Network) in order to terminate russia’s membership in the organization.
On Feb. 14, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) filed an indictment against a judge of the Dnipropetrovsk District Court in Dnipropetrovsk region. Her actions fall under Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal code of Ukraine.
On Feb. 10, 2022, a former director of the state enterprise "Market Operator" was notified of the end of the investigation into embezzling SE's UAH 2.15 million of which he is accused. The case materials were disclosed for the defense.
In January 2022, NABU launched investigations within 29 criminal cases, served 4 notices of suspicion, and filed four indictments against 7 persons. One conviction in respect of one person came into force. During the first month of the year NABU and SAPO charged the head of a Prosecutor General`s Office department with incitement to bribery and fraud.