On September 8, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) under the procedural guidance of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) detained three persons on suspicion of 40 million UAH public funds embezzlement of the State Enterprise (SE) EuroAmmonia (Ukrchimtransamiak).
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has proved that Ukraine continues to fight corruption. Its investigations of large-scale corruption cases at big State Enterprises and the facts of exposing the illegal activities of top-level officials are the best proof. These are the reasons Ukrainians from all over the world support the activities of the NABU, and the governments of foreign states support the idea of establishment of the High Specialized Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine. This institution is to become the final accord in all the cases, conducted by other anti-corruption authorities. This was emphasized by Eugene Czolij, the President of the World Congress of Ukrainians (UWC), during his visit to the NABU, which took place on August 31, 2017.
Among more than three hundred proceedings which are investigated by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), 49 relate to the facts of corruption at State Enterprises (SE). The NABU Detectives investigate proceedings related to 35 SE, 15 of which are listed in the TOP-100 Ukrainian SE (in terms of assets according to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine).
Ukrainian State Enterprises (SE) need investment support but the corruption schemes (usually initiated by the top-management of the SE) hinder investments. This was stressed by the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk at the 13th Annual Investment Conference Dragon Capital on March 16-17, 2017 in Kyiv.