NABU adapts to work under war conditions: discussion

A full-scale russian invasion changed the lives of the entire country and affected the work of state institutions. The anti-corruption agencies were ready to face these challenges: they successfully adapted their work to a new reality and continued to fight corruption. After all, effective anti-corruption efforts is what Ukraine is required as a potential candidate for EU membership.

10.12.2021 15:59

Effective fight against corruption is based on strong anti-corruption agencies, political will, and public control, - Artem Sytnyk

The anti-corruption reform in Ukraine, launched in 2014 after the Revolution of Dignity, has proven that the victory over corruption is only possible with its effective prevention, fair punishment for crimes, political will and constant public control. This was emphasized by Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnyk during the conference "7 Years of Anti-Corruption Reforms: Challenges and Results", which took place on Dec. 9, 2021 in Kyiv.

29.10.2021 01:00

HACC passes first prison sentence under plea deal

On Oct. 28, 2021, the High Anti-Corruption Court approved a plea deal, sentencing the former head of a branch of JSC "State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine" to 3.5 years in prison. The sentenced has also been stripped of the right to hold certain posts for 3 years and must pay a fine. This is for the first time in HACC's history, when a person has got a real prison term after a plea deal and not a suspended sentence.


HACC arrests part of Samara-Western Direction oil product pipeline

Following the motion of the NABU Detectives and SAPO Prosecutors, the High Anti-Corruption Court has arrested the property of the technological complex of the Samara-Western Direction oil product pipeline located on Ukraine's territory. On February 23, 2021, the judge passed a ruling that prohibits the disposal, alienation, and use of facilities and pipeline sections directly involved in the operation of the abovementioned complex.


Trial of the "Rotterdam+ formula" case requires an impartial prosecutor

On November 18, 2020, the judges of the Court of Appeal of the High Anti-Corruption Court closed the proceeding opened on the complaint of the SAPO prosecutor against the decision of the HACC. Earlier the HACC has decided to reopen the "Rotterdam+ formula" case. The interests of society can be protected only with impartial procedural guidance in the case.


Resistance to anti-corruption bodies is increasing, said Artem Sytnyk

Anti-corruption bodies have increased the pace of their work, which naturally provoked resistance from the corrupt system. The events of recent days are a clear example of this. This is the conclusion of the participants of the presentation of the NGO "Transparency International Ukraine" study on the capacity, management and interaction of the anti-corruption infrastructure held on October 29, 2020.


Corruption system puts pressure on anti-corruption agencies, but civil society has the final say

The work of anti-corruption agencies interferes with a corrupt system. The representatives of the system notice that the real results in fighting against top corruption and cannot accept the fact that they will have to take responsibility for their actions. This was stated by the participants of the public discussion ‘Who is interfered with independent anti-corruption agencies?’ The event was held on September 23, 2020, by the Civil Oversight Council at NABU.


Member of Parliament of VIII convocation was sentenced as of submitting false data to e-declarations

On February 26, 2020, the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) approved plea bargain agreement between the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) and the accused former Member of Parliament of Ukraine. The ex-MP found guilty on submitting false data to e-declarations. His actions are qualified under Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.


For six months of 2019, more persons were exposed on corruption than during 2018 — presentation of a report on NABU and SAPO activities

For six months of 2019, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) gave notices of suspicion to 84 persons. Indictments as of 76 people were sent to court. These figures indicate that the second half of 2019 was a period of intensification of NABU and SAPO work. It also indicates the transformation of the achievements of previous years into results.