The National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office launched 386 criminal proceedings, served 76 persons with notices of suspicion, filed 35 indictments regarding 56 persons, and refunded more than UAH 370 million. These are the results of work of Ukraine's anti-corruption agencies for the second half of 2020 that were reported by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and the SAPO Acting Head Maksym Hryshchuk at the briefing on February 10, 2021.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Commission for Anti-Corruption and Illegal Assets Forfeiture of the Republic of Bulgaria (CACIAF) will exchange experience, information and technical assistance as well as support for the promotion of work in accordance with the statutory powers. The executives of agencies discussed the formats of future cooperation during the online meeting, tool place on January 28, 2021.
The investigation as of the facts of receiving an improper advantage by the Deputy Head of the District Court of Kharkiv was completed. On January 28, 2021, the indictment as of abovementioned judge was sent to High Anti-Corruption Court. Her actions are qualified under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
In 2020, the anti-corruption system faced a defiant influence not seen in previous years. Despite the growing pressure, even the existence of such an institution as the National Bureau should be considered as a victory. It was emphasized by the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk at the Transparency International presentation of the Corruption Perceptions Index 2020 (CPI).
On January 26, 2021, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) gave a notice of suspicion to the Director of Kharkiv Municipal Enterprise (ME). He is suspected of abuse of office, which caused almost UAH 1 million losses to the territorial community. The actions of the official are qualified under Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
During April 2020 – January 2021, UAH 2.49 million was returned to the Berdyansk Branch of the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority” (USPA SE). These funds were paid for undelivered equipment.
The NABU Detectives have started pre-trial investigations as of 53 cases. 12 persons were given notices of suspicion of committing corruption crimes. 7 cases were sent to court. These are the results of the NABU activities as of December 2020.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office claim unprecedented resistance of the Prosecutor General's Office and Pechersky District Court of Kyiv. It contributes the Minister in the administration of former President Viktor Yanukovych to avoid liability for a grave corruption crime.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine have completed a pre-trial investigation as of the person suspected of giving UAH 950 thousand of an improper advantage to the Director General of the Ukrspetsexport State Company. On December 28, 2020, the suspect and their defense had been granted with access to the materials of the investigation. The actions of the suspect are qualified under Part 2 Article 369-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On December 23, 2020, the Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Symonenko transferred the criminal proceeding as of the Deputy Head of the Presidential Office from the National Bureau to the Security Service of Ukraine. The decision was made secretly, without consultations with NABU and SAPO late at night: the note to the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations was entered at 11:42 p.m.
On December 15, 2020, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) gave a notice of suspicion to the Acting Head of the Production and Technical laboratory of the Okhtyrsky Bakery Branch of the State Reserve Agency of Ukraine (SRAU).