As of April 30, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) sent 65 indictments to the courts. In general, the NABU Detectives investigate 328 criminal proceedings.
Foreign banks and companies are involved in crime schemes, investigated by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, and more than one third of the damage done to the State from these crimes, relates to them.
As of March 31, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) are investigating 319 criminal proceedings. The damage caused to the State exceeds 85 billion UAH.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has started several new investigations based on information of submitted e-declarations. Two proceedings were registered as of the facts of submitting false information to e-declarations (Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) by one of the Deputy ministers and by a Military officer in the high command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Two more proceedings were registered as of the facts of illegal enrichment by a Member of Parliament (Part 3 Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and by State Fiscal Service of Ukraine official (Part 2 Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Therefore the number of criminal proceedings registered by the NABU Detectives based on the results of e-declarations analysis reached 34.
Diplomatic missions of Italy have supported the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) on providing the Bureau with necessary powers of investigation and on the need to establish the Specialized Anti-Corruption Court. This was stressed by Italian Ambassador in Ukraine Davide La Cecilia at the meeting with the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk on February 22, 2017.
According to the results of the first year of the NABU’s investigations and the Detectives’ work, more than 580 million UAH of State Enterprises public funds embezzlement was prevented. Also more than 100 million UAH public property damage has already been restored.
«Despite the difficulties we were facing, such as ongoing defamation attempts or resistance of the old corrupted system, we and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) have achieved significant results.
A study visit of the NABU detectives to Singapore took place on 25-29 of April. Detectives learned about the work of the Singapore General Prosecutor office and trained to identify potential corruption risks in public procurement procedures. They also learned about the “3-E approach” to controlling corruption: effective laws, effective anti-corruption agencies, effective punishment.