The decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine to deprive the National Bureau of the authority to invalidate illegal agreements in court protects the organizers of corruption schemes and actually legitimizes the embezzlement of funds of state enterprises during the procurement of goods, works and services at inflated prices. The Constitutional Court ruled on June 5, 2019, based on the lawsuit of the “Zaporozhye Ferroalloy Plant”.
The agreement between the State Enterprise «Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority» (hereinafter – SE USPA) and the Limited Liability Company (LLC) «Tekhnmorgidrostroy Mykolaiv» on dredging works in ports of Ukraine for a total amount of 290 million UAH was declared invalid. The Commercial Court of Kyiv made the decision on January 24, 2019. Thus, the court completely satisfied the lawsuit filed by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) in August 2018 in order to protect the state interests.