Adoption of amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, envisaged by the draft law No. 8336, eliminates disadvantages of the so-called "Lozovyi's amendments" regarding the appointment of expert assessments in virtually all proceedings, except those investigated by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). In addition, the proposed initiatives can threaten the independence of the NABU and complicate the investigation of top-corruption crimes.
On October 5, 2018, the indictment as of 8 persons (including Odesa City Mayor) was sent to Malynovsky District Court of Odesa. These persons are accused of embezzlement of 185 million UAH from Odesa Сity budget during purchasing of the buildings of the Open Joint Stock Company (OJSC) «Holding Company «Krayan».
In response to requests of the mass media, we explain the position of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) on issue regarding preparing a notice of suspicion of the allegedly illegal enrichment to the First Deputy Head – Chief of the Main Department on Fight against Corruption and Organized Crime of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU).
As of 31.08.2018, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) investigate 644 criminal proceedings. 161 persons were given notices of suspicion of committing criminal corruption offences.
On July 11, 2018, the prosecutor of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) made a decision to terminate the criminal proceeding as of suspected ex-Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and as of one more person (who is also known as a relative of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine).
During October-December 2017 a joint team of independent experts in the sphere of evaluating the effectiveness of law-enforcement agencies assessed the work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) based on three cornerstone elements: effectiveness, efficiency and independence. As a result the experts provided the detailed report (for full version of the report please follow the link), containing a set of recommendations for further institutional development.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) work as one team. Therefore, none of the provocations can negatively affect the work of the anti-corruption authorities. This was emphasized by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the Conference «Implementation of anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine: stock-taking event», which took place on March 22, 2018, in Brussels (Belgium).
On February 22, 2018, the Former Head of a separate Unit of the State Enterprise National Nuclear Power Generation Company (NNPGC) «Energoatom», suspected of causing damage to the SE NNPGC «Energoatom», was detained at the Kyiv Boryspil Airport. During the last three months the suspect was mentioned in the wanted list.