The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) proved the agreement between Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) Azot and PJSC Cherkasyoblenergo invalid. Due to this agreement , the State suffered losses of more than 57 million UAH. On August 3, 2017, the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine supported corresponding NABU`s claim in full amount, leaving unchanged the decisions of trial court and appellate court.
Along with latest discussions in media about possible establishment of a Specialized Аnti-Corruption Court, and discussions among international partners of Ukraine, some members of parliament and high-ranking public officials are deliberately lobbying an opinion as though establishment of a separate Court is unjustified, costly, and time-consuming process. As an alternative, they propose to develop anti-corruption chambers within existing courts of general jurisdiction. There is a strong reason to believe, that the statement of the President of European Commission, noting that the European Union considers it sufficient to create a Special Anti-Corruption Chamber is a consequence of a targeted attempt to mislead Ukraine’s European partners.
On June 30, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Anti-Corruption prosecutors completed the pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the facts of receiving an improper advantage by the 2 officials of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU). The abovementioned persons are suspected of committing a crime under Part 4 Article 368 and Part 3 Article 369-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine («Accepting an offer, promise or receiving an improper advantage by an official»). On the same day the indictment was sent to the court.
More than 20 million UAH was returned to the State budget according to the court decision of the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv. The funds were confiscated as a result of the pre-trial investigation as of the facts of the abuse of the officials of the State Administration of Railway Transport of Ukraine (now PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia”). One of the suspects provided the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) with valuable data and signed plea bargain agreement which was followed by the court decision. According to the decision, the funds were confiscated in the amount that fully compensates the damage caused by the corruption scheme to the State Enterprise (SE).
On April 21, 2017, the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv chose preventive measures for the Deputy Head of the District Court of Dnipro (in a form of house arrest on the 24-hours basis) and for a judge from the abovementioned court (in a form of house arrest from 10:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m). It should be reminded that on April 19, 2017, the suspects were detained on receiving improper advantage.
On March 10, 2017, the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) jointly with the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) sent to the court the indictments as of the Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine (suspected of committing a crime under Part 4 Article 28, Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and as of the Head Controller (the Director of the Agricultural Industry, Nature Protection and Emergencies Audit Department, Member of the Accounting Chamber) (suspected of committing a crime under Part 4 Article 27, Part 2 Article 28, Part 2 Article 364, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The investigation revealed that during January 2014 - March 2015 the abovementioned committed illegal alienation of 2-bedrooms apartment to private property
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine in agreement with the prosecutors of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) have sent to the court the indictment against the judge of the Malynovsky district court in Odesa Oleksii Buran. He is accused of receiving an improper advantage in the amount of 500 thousand UAH (Part 4 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) along with the threat to kill one of the NABU staff being on duty (Part 1 Article 345 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
On June 3 the Solomiansky district court of Kyiv upon the request of the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) in accord with the prosecutors of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) chose a preventive measure for the head of one of the localities in the Vasylkiv rayon of Kyiv region.
The Anti-corruption Prosecutor signed indictment in the criminal proceeding concerning Andriy Pasishnyk, the Acting Deputy of the Board Chairman of the Naftogaz National Joint Stock Company unlawfully influencing the actions of Aivaras Abromavičius, the former Minister of Economy and Trade, member of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine with the purpose of preventing him from performing his duties and persuading him to make an unlawful decision (article 344, part 1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).