Compliance with the requirements of anti-corruption legislation is mandatory for every official, regardless of position or political connections. This was emphasized by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the panel discussion “Protecting the economy from the influence of organized crime” in the framework of the V Kharkiv International Legal Forum, held on September 20, 2021.
On Sept. 17, 2021, NABU and SAPO notified the Head of the Vinnytsia District Court of suspicion of accepting an improper advantage. The Prosecutor General signed a notice of suspicion. The actions of the official fall under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
NABU Detectives have started pre-trial investigations in 41 criminal proceedings, notified 17 persons of suspicion, and filed 8 indictments against 13 people. These are the results of NABU’s work in August 2021.
The investigation of the Head of State Commercial Sea Port "Chernomorsk" and his accomplice, who were exposed accepting a USD 250 thousand of improper advantage, has been completed. On Sept. 13, 2021, the defense was granted access to the case files. Upon being examined, they will be referred to court. The actions of the suspects fall under Part 4 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
National Bureau detectives work hard to gather enough evidence to prosecute corrupt officials and bring them to justice. NABU Director Artem Sytnyk emphasized this during a meeting with representatives of the American establishment that took place on Sept. 9, 2021 in the building of the National Bureau.
On Sept. 10, 2021, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) served a notice of suspicion to the former acting Director of a state enterprise and the Head of the Main Department of the State Geocadastre in Vinnytsia region.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) have completed a pre-trial investigation into a corruption scheme used by Arkona Gas-Energy LLC to get the permit to develop the subsoil reserves of the Svistunkivsko-Chervonolutsky gas condensate field (located in Poltava region) at an artificially reduced cost. As a result, the State lost UAH 196.8 million, which the LLC had to pay to obtain a special permit.
On Sept. 9, 2021, NABU and SAPO notified the general director of Pavlograd Chemical Plant Research and Production Association State Enterprise (Pavlograd Chemical Plant) of suspicion of abuse of office. His actions resulted in UAH 43.3 million damages to the SE. The actions of the official fall under Part 2 Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On Sept. 8, 2021, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) filed an indictment against two persons involved in inflicting UAH 30 million in damages on the State during the construction of the National Children's Specialized Hospital "Okhmatdyt".
On Sept. 3, 2021, NABU and SAPO filed an indictment against the former chairman of the Chernivtsi Regional Council, charged with receiving a USD 180,000 bribe, and one person also involved in the crime.