Since Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Illegal enrichment”) was declared unconstitutional by a decision of the Constitutional Court, as of March 28, 2019, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (the NABU) and the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (the SAPO) were forced to close criminal proceedings under this article. It is about the complete closure of 27 criminal proceedings and 38 — in parts of Article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The total amount of the funds, the origin of which was investigated by the NABU Detectives in these cases, amounted to more than 500 million UAH.
The indictment as of three officials of the Public Joint-Stock Company (PJSC) "Ukrzaliznytsia" (two former and one acting) and one representative of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) "Wog Aero Jet"* was sent to court. These persons are accused of causing 92 million UAH damage to PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" during the purchase of diesel fuel at inflated prices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.