The investigation in the defense sector is one of the main priorities in the work of the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). According to preliminary estimates, exposed corruption in defense sphere caused 1 billion UAH damage. The NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the briefing on March 7, 2019, emphasized this.
On December 10, 2018, the indictment as of an official of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) was sent to the Holosiivskyi District Court of Kyiv City. He was exposed on receiving an improper advantage in the amount of 47.5 thousand USD from persons who have got permits for residence in Ukraine illegally. The investigation as of the SSU officer accomplice is also completed.
Details of the NABU and the SAPO exposing and investigating the corrupt scheme of public funds embezzlement during purchase of backpacks for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (MIA)
On July 14, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) detained a number of officials of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the State Enterprise (SE) “Lviv Armor Vehicle Factory”. The detainees are suspected of committing crimes under Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by the abuse of office”). The intermediary, who is also the founder of the commercial structure, was also detained.
Foreign banks and companies are involved in crime schemes, investigated by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, and more than one third of the damage done to the State from these crimes, relates to them.
2016 was the first full year of the NABU’s work. Looking back, it is hard to believe that we entered it with only 70 detectives and 50 criminal proceedings registered. Within the following 12 months we, together with Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, already managed to return 115 mln UAH to the state enterprises’ accounts, to prevent more than half a billion UAH public funds embezzlement, to destroy a set of large-scale corruption schemes. As of beginning of February 2017 we have sent more than 50 cases to court and already have 12 convictions. 176 detectives are already in Bureau’s team and we hope that soon the unit will be staffed completely.
On May 12 the National Anti-Corruption Bureau detectives took into custody three staff workers of the Ternopil regional prosecutor's office suspected in receiving improper advantage in the amount of more than 300 thousand UAH (Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).