Ukrainian mass media have recently published 87 pages sent by Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (the PGO) to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (the NABU) in March 2017. In this regard, we want to clarify the context and the key points of their content in order to prevent manipulation and distortion of information.
Members of Parliament
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) calls on the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to repeal the amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine (CPC), which paralyze the work of investigative authorities. The Members of Parliament are going to consider the Draft Law of Ukraine On the Amendments to Legislative Acts of Ukraine on the Improvement of Criminal Justice (№7547) dated February 5, 2018. The Draft Law proposes to cancel specific amendments to the CPC adopted in October 2017.
The Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) completed a pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding as of the facts of receiving an improper advantage for the assistance to a foreign company in the realization of amber mining in Ukraine (the so-called «amber case»).
On June 19, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Anti-corruption prosecutors detained 7 persons involved in demanding and receiving improper advantage for the assistance to a foreign company in the realization of amber mining in Ukraine. The operation was implemented jointly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (USA).
The Draft Law №6220 "On Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine on Entering of Data into the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations and Basis on Termination the Criminal Proceedings" is under consideration in the Verkhovna Rada. The adoption of the abovementioned Draft Law can block investigations of law enforcement agencies, including investigations of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO).