Contents tagged with NABU

  • German Environmentalists try to ban Nord Stream 2 construction through the courts

    Deutsche Welle (DW) reports that the German environmental association Nabu is seeking a decision through the courts to prevent planned work on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on May 10 at a site in the Greifswald Bodden.

    "Nabu has requested an interim decree from the Greifswald Supreme Administrative Court in order to enable the court to take a decision on action against the construction of the gas pipeline before May 15," the publication quoted a statement from the …

  • Head of Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s office: US is concerned over tensions between Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Prosecutor’s General Office

    The US State Department supports Ukrainian anti-corruption bodies and is extremely unhappy with the conflict between the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO), stated  the Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP), Nazar Kholodnytsky.

    "The first key message we heard from the US State Department was, "We support you 1000 %." These are their exact words. Their second statement is that all conflicts should be resolved through …

  • Lithuania called on Ukrainian politicians not to interfere with work of Anti-Corruption Bureau

    Lithuania calls upon Ukraine to ensure the independence of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) from political influence, as stated by the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, at a joint briefing with Petro Poroshenko in Vilnius.

    "Our main requirement for Ukraine is to ensure the independence of NABU in such a way that politicians cannot affect its work. At the same time, NABU should not in any way be involved in the political process," she said.

    According to her, during a …

  • EU accuses Prosecutor’s General Office of undermining operation of Ukrainian anti-Corruption Bureau

    On Tuesday evening, the European External Action Service (EEAS) distributed a statement signed by press secretary Maya Kosyanchich on the state of the fight against corruption in Ukraine. The document was published on the official EEAS website.

    In this statement, for the first time, the EU sided with the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) in the conflict between Ukraine’s law enforcement structures, and blamed the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (GPU) for exacerbating the …

  • US expresses concern over arrest of the employees of Anti-Corruption Bureau in Ukraine

    The US State Department stated that arrests of employees of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) could undermine the international support provided to Ukraine.

    "Recent events in Ukraine, including the disruption of the high-level corruption investigation, the arrest of NABU employees, and the seizure of NABU’s classified files cast doubts about Ukraine's commitment to fighting corruption," as indicated in the Department’s statement.

    It was underlined in the State Department …

  • Prosecutor General of Ukraine: all agents of Ukrainian Anti-Corruption bureau operate outside of law

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, believes that all agents of the National Anticorruption Bureau (NABU) are conducting illegal acts, according to his statements on the TSN Tyzhden weekly news show.

    “They are using illegal methods of provocation. None of them was sworn in to have access to state secrets, but they receive transcripts of wiretaps of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), which is a crime. Moreover, they use surveillance equipment imported and not registered in …

  • Poroshenko: conflict between Ukrainian law enforcement bodies reminds me of the Latin American Carnival

    President Petro Poroshenko has said that inter-departmental conflicts, quarrels and intrigues are unacceptable, the presidential press service reports.

    "In speaking about the work of the entire law enforcement system, I cannot, unfortunately, ignore public interagency conflicts. I will say again, unfortunately, they have gone beyond reasonable competition, which – to a certain extent -  is still needed everywhere, because competition, including between law enforcement agencies, is the engine …

  • Ukrainian MP: West must shoulder its share of responsibility for corruption in Ukraine

    Western countries are a little dishonest when they blame rampant corruption solely on Ukraine because they often themselves provide cover for Ukrainian oligarchs and other super-rich, as stated by a member of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament of Ukraine), Hanna Hopko, to

    “When our western partners reprimand us and point to Ukrainian oligarchs who continue to hold a strong grip on the country, in particular, on the energy sector, I always ask: aren’t they often citizens of EU countries?  …

  • National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine to create special unit for investigation within Ministry of Defense

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau intends to create a special unit to investigate corruption in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, as indicated on Tuesday, October 17th, the director of the NABU, Artem Sytnik, in Brussels, UNIAN reports.

    "We have completed the creation of detective units and we will now have a separate unit that deal specifically with the Ministry of Defense. This is a huge budget, the biggest budget in the state, and therefore we will pay a lot of attention to it," he said. …

  • Head of Ukraine’s Anti-corruption bureau: Ukrainian courts sabotage cases against corrupt officials

    Ukrainian courts are completely sabotaging the work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP), as indicated by the NABU director, Artem Sytnyk, Radio Liberty reports.

    "We are seeing a total sabotage by the judiciary. It is really a huge problem. The cases simply do not get heard by courts for months," he said.

    Sytnyk explained that out of eight dozen cases which NABU and SAP have submitted to the courts, about a fourth have not …