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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Investigation as of facts of causing 1.258 mln UAH damage to the State Special Design Institute (SSDI) “Titanium Institute” completed. On September 4, 2019, Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) sent to court the indictment as of former First Deputy Director General of the SSDI.