Within the investigation of a corruption scheme of receiving an improper advantage for the abuse of office by the Member of Parliament (MP), NABU and SAPO sent a draft notice of suspicion as of the acting MP to the Prosecutor General. However, as of September 15, 2020, the letters remained unanswered, which makes it impossible to bring to justice all the participants in the crime.
It should have been a good case. Evidence of a crime, billions of dollars in public losses and an oligarch-owned corporation allegedly controlling state bodies like marionettes. But for all of the new government’s reformist posturing, it refuses to cut the strings,- more about the case in the article KyivPost.
NABU and SAPO exposed a corruption scheme of illegal disposal of the property of the “Boryspil International Airport” State Enterprise (hereinafter — Boryspil International Airport), which resulted in causing more than UAH 16.5 million losses to the State Enterprise. On September 7, 2020, the former SE Head and the Head of the Lease Relations Service were given notices of suspicion. The actions of the suspects are qualified under Part 2 Article 364 ("Abuse of authority or office").
The economic impact from the NABU and SAPO activities includes the funds returned to the State Enterprises voluntarily and by court decisions, funds confiscated from suspects who violated the bail obligations, and illegal cash compensation payments returned by the ex-Members of Parliament of Ukraine.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the NABU Detectives and the SAPO Prosecutors have not slowed down in the fight against corruption. In the first half of 2020, the investigation of 406 criminal proceedings was started, 125 persons were given notices of suspicion, and 33 cases as of 50 persons were sent to court. This was stated by Artem Sytnyk, the NABU Director and Nazar Kholodnitskiy, the SAPO Head at the press briefing “Presentation of the Report on the NABU and SAPO results during the first half of 2020” on August 17, 2020.
On August 4, 2020, the indictment as of the ex-Deputy General Director of the private company and Director of Eco-Service Trading House LLC was sent to court. Abovementioned persons are accused of committing a crime under Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
On July 31, 2020, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) gave notices of suspicion to six persons. They organized a scheme under which Arkona Gas-Energy LLC received the right to use the subsoil of the Svistunkivsko-Chervonolutsky gas condensate field (located in Poltava Region ) at an artificially low cost. As a result, the State lost UAH 196.8 million, which the LLC had to pay for the obtaining of a special subsoil use permit.
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) exposed a criminal group including the former officials of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and the representatives of a private company on abuses during the arrangement of the Shyrokyi Lan military range in Mykolayiv Oblast. As a result of their actions, the state suffered more than UAH 37 million damages. On July 30, 2020, five persons were given notices of suspicion.
The pre-trial investigation as of the Head of the Capital Construction Department of the Donetsk Regional State Administration was completed. The official is suspected of causing UAH 2.87 million damages to the Ministry of Defenсe of Ukraine. These funds were allocated for the construction of strongholds in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area. On July 29, 2020, the suspect and his defense had been granted with access to investigation materials for review.
On July 28, 2020, on behalf of the District Prosecutor’s Office of Warsaw in the framework of the pre-trial investigation, NABU and SAPO gave a notice of suspicion to the beneficial owner of a group of companies operating in the field of road management in Ukraine. He is suspected of providing an improper advantage to the Former Acting Head of the State Road Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) and futher legalization of funds in Poland.