States that have a common border should work together to combat smuggling, which cause damage to the budgets of each of them. This was stated by the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk on June 4, 2019, at the seminar “International Co-operation in Preventing and Fighting Corruption at Borders”.
In 2019, representatives from Latvia and Paraguay will analyze the state of the UN Convention against Corruption implementation in Ukraine. In the same time, on June 4, 2019, Ukrainian experts, including a representative of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, and Czech colleagues began analyzing how the Convention is being implemented in Croatia.
The lack of final court decisions is one of the main obstacles to the return of assets obtained by criminal means from abroad. This problem is relevant not only for Ukraine. Representatives of anti-corruption bodies identified the most serious challenges during the II International Expert Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 7-9, 2019.
On November 29, 2018, in order to strengthen interagency cooperation, the delegation of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Serbia (ACA) visited the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU).
Employees of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) learned about the pre-trial investigation of corruption offences through reconnaissance and covert operations, the application of preventive measures in the sphere of the combating corruption, the organization of training programs to raise public awareness about the negative effects of corruption and counteract it. That was during the "Criminal Justice Against Corruption" program in Japan from October 8 till November 16, 2018.
The Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk during his visit to the Republic of Estonia got acquainted with the work of its law-enforcement system. The visit took place on November 15-16, 2018, in extension of cooperation between the NABU and the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership (ECEAP).
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) continues expand the range of strategic partners at the international level. The outcome of the fight against top-level corruption depends on a large extent on the effective interaction of the competent authorities of different countries. This was emphasized by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the international conference "Strengthening transparency and accountability to ensure integrity: united against corruption". The event was held on October 15-16, 2018, in the Republic of Croatia.
About 30 persons, as the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) established, involved in the organization of corruption schemes, are currently hiding abroad. Almost 50% of them, according to the investigation, are hiding at the territory of the Russian Federation. This data was published at the Report on the NABU results during the first half of 2018.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership (ECEAP) will exchange information and experience in the area of detection and investigation of corruption and corruption-related offences. The Memorandum on Cooperation was signed on June 6, 2017, in Kyiv by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and the ECEAP Director Jaan Reinhold.
Thanks to the work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau for the first time in Ukraine more than 100, 000, 000 UAH have already been returned to the state enterprise's accounts. This was underlined by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the meeting with the diplomatic corps.
According to him, today 200 NABU Detectives are investigating more than 215 criminal proceedings and 36 cases are already in court. However, the judges do not hurry to pass sentences.