On May 24, 2021, NABU and SAPO notified six National Bank officials of suspicion of abusing their office by granting a UAH 1.2 billion stabilization loan to PJSC "VAB Bank" (Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). One more notice of suspicion (Article 191 of the CCU) was served to a representative of the appraiser company, which assisted the bank's beneficial owner in obtaining a stabilization loan. Thus, the total number of people involved in the scheme to misappropriate UAH 1.2 billion has reached 17 people.
On May 18, 2021, NABU and SAPO served notices of suspicion to three persons whose actions during the purchase of diesel fuel for Ukrzaliznytsia PJSC resulted in almost UAH 103 million losses to the company.
On April 1, 2021, SAPO Prosecutors and NABU Detectives referred an indictment in relation to the former Head of two private companies involved in a corruption scheme that helped embezzle public funds during the extraction and sale of natural gas under joint venture agreements with Ukrgazvydobuvannia PJSC. This is one of the several indictments already filed within the so-called "gas scheme" case.
At the request of NABU and SAPO, the High Anti-Corruption Court has seized UAH 674 million from the account of the State Treasury, intended to reimburse VAT to companies involved in a corruption scheme. The ruling was sent to the Main Department of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine in Odesa Region on March 1, 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) have completed the pre-trial investigation into an attempt to give USD 800 thousand of improper advantage to the Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU). On February 26, 2020, an indictment regarding the person who offered the improper advantage was sent to court. His actions fall under Part 4 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
During January 2021, the High Anti-Corruption Court Appeals Chamber upheld three judgements of conviction in the NABU and SAPO cases. Oleksandr Mefodii, a member of the Kyiv Regional Council of the VII convocation, was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison, Vitaliy Kuts, Head of the Trebukhivska Village Council of the Brovary District, was sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment, and PGO Prosecutor Oleksandr Matiushko, who offered a bribe to get enrolled in NABU, got 2 years in jail.
In 2020, the amount of damages reimbursed within the NABU and SAPO criminal proceedings exceeded UAH 1.14 billion. The total economic effect brought by the activities of anti-corruption agencies exceeded UAH 1.9 billion by the end of the year. In addition to direct refunding, it covers preventing the commission of corruption crimes, collecting bail from suspects who violated their duties, and other transfers to the budget.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office launched 386 criminal proceedings, served 76 persons with notices of suspicion, filed 35 indictments regarding 56 persons, and refunded more than UAH 370 million. These are the results of work of Ukraine's anti-corruption agencies for the second half of 2020 that were reported by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and the SAPO Acting Head Maksym Hryshchuk at the briefing on February 10, 2021.