The Supreme Court has ruled it is the Kyiv Court of Appeal and not the High Anti-Corruption Court that has to decide the fate of the case regarding an attempt to offer USD 5 mln in bribe to the heads of NABU and SAPO. The decision was made by the panel of judges of the Third Judicial Chamber of the Criminal Court of Cassation of the Supreme Court on March 26, 2021 (the full text of the decision will be announced on March 30).
Kyiv Court of Appeal
On April 14, 2017, the Kyiv Court of Appeal supported the position of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and canceled the decision of the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv, according to which the NABU was supposed to terminate the proceeding as of the facts of receiving improper advantage during the procurement procedures made by State Enterprise (SE) National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (NNEGC) Energoatom from the Czech joint-stock company Škoda JS (the so-called “Martynenko’s case”). Thus, the NABU Detectives proceed with the abovementioned pre-trial investigation.