On Wednesday, May 18, the detectives of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine in cooperation with prosecutors of Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Office (SAPO) have taken into custody the Deputy Prosecutor of Kyiv region.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) completed pre-trial investigation of criminal proceeding as of the facts of giving bribe in amount of USD 10 thous. (almost UAH 250 thous.) to the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine by the Chancellor of one of Berdiansk universities, Zaporizhzhia Oblast. He tried to get a positive conclusion on the accreditation of the university.
On May 16 the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine took into custody the Secretary of Committee on state procurement of the state enterprise “Ukrainian ecological investments” on suspicion of the attempted embezzlement of public funds obtained under Kyoto protocol (part 2 of Article 15 and part 5 of Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
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).
On 12 April the criminal proceeding in respect of abuse of office by the Head of the National Bank of Ukraine was ceased upon decision of the NABU detective. This was done in accordance with the article 284, section 1, clause 2 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine due to the absence of the elements of a criminal offence.