On Jan. 13, 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) jointly with the General Inspectorate of the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) exposed the deputy head of one of the PGO departments on incitement to bribery and fraud. One more person, an intermediary, was also detained. The actions of both fall under Part 4 Art. 27, Part 2 Art. 15, Part 4 Art. 369, Part 2 Art. 15, Part 4 Art. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) have completed an investigation of the former President of Ukraine and his son charged with seizing the Mezhyhiria residence by abusing their official position. The actions of the ex-president fall under Part 5 Art. 191, Part 3 Art. 209, Part 5 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, his son - under Part 5 Art. 191, Part 3 Art. 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On Dec. 21, 2021, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) served a notice of suspicion to the head of the structural unit of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. He is charged with asking for UAH 24 million to influence the results of an audit. The actions of the suspect fall under Part 3 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On Dec. 20, 2021, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) served a notice of suspicion to a former director of the state enterprise (SE) "Market Operator" (who is also a freelance adviser to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine). He is suspected of embezzling almost UAH 2.15 million. The actions of the suspect fall under Part 5 Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The eCase Management System, developed for the automation of the pre-trial investigation among detectives, prosecutors, and judges, has finally been launched. On Dec. 16, 2021, NABU Detectives and SAPO Prosecutors entered the first criminal proceeding in eCase MS. This marked a new milestone in the development of criminal justice in Ukraine and proved the inevitability of its digitalization.
The anti-corruption reform in Ukraine, launched in 2014 after the Revolution of Dignity, has proven that the victory over corruption is only possible with its effective prevention, fair punishment for crimes, political will and constant public control. This was emphasized by Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnyk during the conference "7 Years of Anti-Corruption Reforms: Challenges and Results", which took place on Dec. 9, 2021 in Kyiv.
The National Bureau has adopted the Development Strategy for the period of 2021-2023. The document offers an analysis of the context and environment in which NABU has operated since its launch in 2015, describes challenges and threats faced during the pre-trial investigation of corruption offenses.
Strengthening cooperation among anti-corruption institutions through Europol tools, developing a robust whistleblower protection system, exchanging best practices for detecting corruption in the public sector, and digitizing public services are the main recommendations of the annual EPAC/EACN* declaration.
In seven years of work, NABU has sent more than 1,000 international legal orders to 80 states. Meanwhile, without cooperation with law enforcement agencies within and outside the country, any investigation is doomed. This was stated by NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the International Forum on Kleptocracy and Illicit Financial Flows, which is taking place in Kyiv on Dec. 1-2, 2021.
On Nov. 30, 2021, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) notified the former head of a department of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine of suspicion of embezzling almost UAH 51 million while purchasing equipment for court hearings and videoconferencing. His accomplice, the head of a company that supplied the equipment, has also been prosecuted.