The investigation in the defense sector is one of the main priorities in the work of the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). According to preliminary estimates, exposed corruption in defense sphere caused 1 billion UAH damage. The NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the briefing on March 7, 2019, emphasized this.
On March 4, 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) detained the current and former Directors of the State Enterprise "SpetsTechnoExport" and three more ex-officials on suspicion of embezzlement of 2.225 million USD (55.5 million UAH). On the same day they were given notices of suspicion.
On February 28, 2019, the indictment as of two persons involved in 6.4 million EUR embezzlement of the State Enterprise (SE) “National Nuclear Power Generation Company (NNPGC) “Energoatom” was sent to court. Abovementioned persons are accused of committing a crime under Part 5 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) believes that the decision of the Constitutional Court on declaring Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code unconstitutional, which provided liability for illegal enrichment, now gives officials opportunities for abuse and provides indulgence to criminal offenses committed by them. From now on, a millionth wealth obtained from sources which legality are not confirmed is not considered a criminal offense in Ukraine.
On February 25, 2019, the Deputy of the Kyiv City Council (who is also known as the ex-secretary of the Land Commission) was given a notice of suspicion of misappropriation of six land plots and 19.5 million UAH illegal enrichment. Actions of the official are qualified under Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 and Part 4 Article 358, and Part 1 Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Also, his accomplice was given a notice of suspicion of committing a crime under Part 5 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On February 22, 2019, the indictment as of the former Head of the Capital Construction Department of one of the Regional State Administration in the Western Region involved in embezzlement of 2 million UAH allocated for the construction of dugouts in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) zone was sent to court.
On February 18, 2019, the indictment as of the Member of Parliament of Ukraine (MP) Oleksandr Onyshchenko, accused of organizing public funds embezzlement scheme while producing and selling gas under joint operation agreements with the Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) “Ukrgasvydobuvannia” (the so-called "gas case"), was sent to the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv. The investigation as of another participant of the corruption scheme — Financial Director of the companies controlled by the MP was also completed.
166 persons are suspected of committing offenses, investigated by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO). 310 persons are accused of committing crimes within the top-corruption cases. These are the results of the work of the NABU and the SAPO as of the end of January 2019.
On February 14, 2019, during the consideration of the case as of the ex-Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv arrested 297 thousand USD stored by the ex-official in a bank account in the the United Kingdom. According to the court decision, the competent authorities of the United Kingdom in the framework of international legal assistance may resolve the issue of the arrest of these funds.
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 as of the facts of embezzlement of funds intended for internally displaced persons (IDPs). On February 11, 2019, the indictment as of the Head of the Service for Children and Families of the Kyiv Regional State Administration was sent to Pechersky District Court of Kyiv.