Decisions of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine aimed at decriminalizing the articles on e-declaration and illicit enrichment dealt a serious blow to anti-corruption reform, but failed to stop it. This was stated by NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the Discussion "Constitutional crisis in Ukraine: a year later" attended, inter alia, by the leadership of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, and the High Anti-Corruption Court on Oct. 27, 2021.
The ruling of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, which imposes criminal liability for submitting false data to e-declaration, is political. In this way, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine not only legitimizes the intentions of politicians and officials to hide from society illegally acquired wealth, but also protects the interests of some judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (under NABU investigations).
NABU believes that the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, which recognized certain provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine" as not in line with the Constitution of Ukraine, is attempt to block the fight against political corruption and stop cleansing of the judiciary in the state.