Pre-trial investigation as of the facts of embezzlement of more than 300 million cubic meters of natural gas of National Joint-Stock Company (NJSC) Naftogaz of Ukraine was sent to the High Anti-Corruption Court.
Naftogaz of Ukraine
On August 14, 2018, the Cassation Commercial Court of the Supreme Court (hereinafter - the Supreme Court) satisfied the petition of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) Ukrnafta and to the Limited Liability Company (LLC) Kotlas for invalidating 60 agreements of purchasing petroleum products for the total amount of 2.94 billion UAH. In particular, the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the appellate court according to the suit filed by the NABU to PJSC Ukrnafta and LLC Kotlas on the invalidation of the abovementioned agreements.
The Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv satisfied the motion filed by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and seized the integral property complexes of the combined heat and power plants (CHP) of Novyj Rozdil and of Novoyavorivsk. It should be reminded that the NABU Detectives conduct the investigation as of the facts of 300 million cubic meters’ embezzlement of natural gas of National Joint-Stock Company (NJSC) Naftogaz of Ukraine. According to the court decision, this integral property complexes were transferred to the National Agency of Ukraine for finding, tracing and management of assets (ARMA). This was stated by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and the ARMA Head Anton Yanchuk at the briefing which took place on August 2, 2018.
On January 16, 2018, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) jointly with the Central Directorate of the Counterintelligence Protection of the National Economy of the Security Service of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) detained four officials of Limited liability company (LLC) Energiya-Novyj Rozdil, LLC Energia-Novoyavorivsk and LLC Energiya. The detainees are suspected of 300 million cubic meters embezzlement of natural gas of National Joint-Stock Company (NJSC) Naftogaz of Ukraine which exceeds 1.4 billion UAH. On the same day, the suspects were given notices of suspicion for allegedly committing crimes under Part 5 Article 190, Part 3 Article 28, Part 2 Article 366, Part 3 of Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.