The Supreme Court of Ukraine upheld the decision on the invalidation of agreement on dredging works in ports of Ukraine for a total amount of 712 million UAH. The decision made on June 20, 2019. In details the Supreme Court decided to upheld the decision of Commercial Court of Kyiv to declare the agreement of the State Enterprise "Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority" (hereinafter – the SE "USPA") and the Limited Liability Company (LLC) "Tekhmorgidrostroy Mykolaiv" invalid.
On June 14, 2019, an indictment as of the facts of Odesa City Mayor submitting false data in e-declaration was sent to Prymorsky District Court of Odesa. The abovementioned official is accused of committing a crime under Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On June 12, 2019, the indictment as of 8 persons, involved in embezzlement of 16.68 million UAH allocated for the engineering and set up of the Ukrainian-Russian State Border, territories adjacent to the Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone and to Autonomous Republic of Crimea (also known as Ukrainian Wall or European Wall) was sent to Darnitsky District Court of Kyiv.
On June 7, 2019, 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) jointly with the employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) detained a judge of Commercial Court of Sumy Region on receiving 4,000 USD of improper advantage.
The decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine to deprive the National Bureau of the authority to invalidate illegal agreements in court protects the organizers of corruption schemes and actually legitimizes the embezzlement of funds of state enterprises during the procurement of goods, works and services at inflated prices. The Constitutional Court ruled on June 5, 2019, based on the lawsuit of the “Zaporozhye Ferroalloy Plant”.
On May 30, 2019, the online voting for the new members of the Civil Oversight Council (COC) was held by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). Its results are published on the official website of the NABU, in accordance with the Regulations on the NABU Civil Oversight Council.
States that have a common border should work together to combat smuggling, which cause damage to the budgets of each of them. This was stated by the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk on June 4, 2019, at the seminar “International Co-operation in Preventing and Fighting Corruption at Borders”.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine is the first law enforcement agency in Ukraine and one of the first law enforcement agencies in Europe and the world, which confirmed the full compliance of its anti-bribery management systems with the requirements of the international standard ISO 37001:2016. The NABU received the corresponding Certificate in April 2019.
On May 14, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), under the procedural guidance of Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO), detained former Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine on suspicion of misappropriation of the property of the Main Department of the National Guard in the amount of 81.64 mln UAH. Executive director of real estate developer and real estate appraiser were also detained.
The lack of final court decisions is one of the main obstacles to the return of assets obtained by criminal means from abroad. This problem is relevant not only for Ukraine. Representatives of anti-corruption bodies identified the most serious challenges during the II International Expert Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 7-9, 2019.