The statement of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, who publicly said that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau could have influenced the US presidential election, is not true and is an absurd effort to discredit an independent anti-corruption agency.
During March 14-19, 2019, nine persons were given notices of suspicion of the misappropriation of especially valuable lands in the Kyiv-Svyatoshinsky District in Kyiv Region, causing losses to the state in the amount of nearly 44 million UAH.
The decision of the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal confirmed that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) lawfully refused to provide certified copies of Memorandum of Understanding between the NABU and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at the request of a non-governmental organization "Pravova derzhava". This is stated in the decision of the Administrative Court of Appeal dated March 13, 2019. The decision has come into force the same day.
On March 16, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (the NABU), under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (the SAPO), informed three employees of the Main Department of the National Police in Kyiv on the completion of the pre-trial investigation as of the facts of receiving 50 thousand USD improper advantage.
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.
In the last part of the video story of Lesiia Ivanova (journalist of «BIHUS.INFO») accusations of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) engaged and cooperate with companies involved in corruption during purchases in the defense complex were made. The NABU respects the work of investigative journalists. At the same time, the video contains inaccuracies, and, sometimes, manipulations. Next — by points.
On March 11, 2019, Odesa City Mayor was given a notice of suspicion of submitting false data to e-declarations of 2015 and 2016. His actions are qualified under Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On March 7, 2019, three persons suspected of allegedly abuse of office, resulted in 13 million UAH losses caused to the State Enterprise (SE) “Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon” (hereinafter – "Aviakon") were informed on completion of the pre-trial investigation. The defense and the suspects had been granted with access to the materials of the pre-trial investigation.
As of February 28, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine investigate 692 criminal proceedings. Within the pre-trial investigations, 149 persons were given notices of suspicion. As of 314 persons the investigations were completed and indictments were sent to courts.
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.