Since Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Illegal enrichment”) was declared unconstitutional by a decision of the Constitutional Court, as of March 28, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (the NABU) and the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (the SAPO) were forced to close criminal proceedings under this article. It is about the complete closure of 27 criminal proceedings and 38 — in parts of Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The total amount of the funds, the origin of which was investigated by the NABU Detectives in these cases, amounted to more than 500 million UAH.
The indictment as of three officials of the Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) "Ukrzaliznytsia" (two former and one acting) and one representative of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) "Wog Aero Jet"* was sent to court. These persons are accused of causing 92 million UAH damage to PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" during the purchase of diesel fuel at inflated prices.
The statement of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, who publicly said that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau could have influenced the US presidential election, is not true and is an absurd effort to discredit an independent anti-corruption agency.
During March 14-19, 2019, nine persons were given notices of suspicion of the misappropriation of especially valuable lands in the Kyiv-Svyatoshinsky District in Kyiv Region, causing losses to the state in the amount of nearly 44 million UAH.
The decision of the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal confirmed that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) lawfully refused to provide certified copies of Memorandum of Understanding between the NABU and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at the request of a non-governmental organization "Pravova derzhava". This is stated in the decision of the Administrative Court of Appeal dated March 13, 2019. The decision has come into force the same day.
On March 16, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (the NABU), under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (the SAPO), informed three employees of the Main Department of the National Police in Kyiv on the completion of the pre-trial investigation as of the facts of receiving 50 thousand USD improper advantage.
Ukrainian mass media have recently published 87 pages sent by Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (the PGO) to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (the NABU) in March 2017. In this regard, we want to clarify the context and the key points of their content in order to prevent manipulation and distortion of information.
The Northern Commercial Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Commercial Court of Kyiv, which declared invalid the agreement between the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority” (SE “USPA”) and the Limited Liability Company (LLC) “Tekhmorhidrostroy Mykolayiv” on 712 million UAH. The decision taken by the appeal court on March 13, 2019, has entered into legal force. This allows the SE “USPA” to begin the procedure for returning illegally paid 118.4 million UAH.
In the last part of the video story of Lesiia Ivanova (journalist of «BIHUS.INFO») accusations of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) engaged and cooperate with companies involved in corruption during purchases in the defense complex were made. The NABU respects the work of investigative journalists. At the same time, the video contains inaccuracies, and, sometimes, manipulations. Next — by points.
On March 11, 2019, Odesa City Mayor was given a notice of suspicion of submitting false data to e-declarations of 2015 and 2016. His actions are qualified under Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On March 7, 2019, three persons suspected of allegedly abuse of office, resulted in 13 million UAH losses caused to the State Enterprise (SE) “Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon” (hereinafter – "Aviakon") were informed on completion of the pre-trial investigation. The defense and the suspects had been granted with access to the materials of the pre-trial investigation.
As of February 28, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine investigate 692 criminal proceedings. Within the pre-trial investigations, 149 persons were given notices of suspicion. As of 314 persons the investigations were completed and indictments were sent to courts.