Contents tagged with NABU

  • 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 …

  • Head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine: PrivatBank is under special monitoring due to large losses to the state

    The case of PrivatBank is under the special control of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), since there is a great danger of causing large losses to the state, stated the head of the NABU, Artem Sytnyk, in an interview with Radio Liberty.

    "The business of PrivatBank has been taken under special control. This is because there is great danger of the infliction of large losses to the state, since the bank's shareholders have not yet fulfilled their obligations - they did not pay …

  • Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency believes the energy industry is the most corrupt economic sector

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) indicated that energy enterprises are the most corrupt branch of Ukraine’s economy.

    "Eighteen months of investigations by the NABU have shown that corruption within the energy industry enterprises is the largest among all spheres of the state economy. This is due to the uniqueness of the enterprises, the number of people involved in corrupt schemes, and the amount of losses. According to preliminary estimates, the total amount of damages …

  • Kyiv: Information on Manafort was disclosed at media’s request

    The National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) said that it reported the existence of the name Paul Manafort in the Party of Regions’ “black ledger” in response to the media’s inquiries.

    “The NABU and SAP have repeatedly stated that no investigation has been carried out with respect to Paul Manafort. We stress that he is not a person being investigated by us. All comments regarding the presence of the name Paul Manafort in the lists of the so-called ‘black ledger’ of the Party of …

  • National Anti-Corruption Bureau reveals where money that had been illegally withdrawn from Ukraine ended up

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau or NABU published a video revealing the destination countries in which the money illegally withdrawn from Ukraine had “settled.” Most of the money was withdrawn to Britain, Austria and Latvia.

    It is reported that more than 2.27 billion hryvnias, 420 million US dollars, 4.3 million euros and 825 thousand pounds sterling were taken out of Ukraine.

    Most of this money was withdrawn by Britain in the amount of 208 million dollars. Latvia accounted for 73.36 …

  • Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau: NBU withdrew half a billion dollars from Ukraine

    The Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), Artem Sytnyk, said during an interview with Vysoky Zamok web site that the NABU is investigating the multimillion-dollar refinancing of banks by the National Bank of Ukraine.

    "Regarding the so-called reform of the banking sector, as a result of which more than 80 banks ceased to exist, the National Police have many questions. This is not exactly our line of work. If we are talking about funds that the NBU allocated for …

  • The Prosecutor General's Office conducts searches of Ukraine's largest oil company

    On April 5, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine (GPU), together with the Security Service (SBU), began searches of the PJSC (public joint stock company) Ukrnafta. 50% + 1 share of Ukrnafta belongs to Naftogaz of Ukraine (NAK), and 42% of shares are held by Ihor Kolomoyskyi and Gennadiy Bogolyubov, who are former shareholders of PrivatBank [the largest bank in Ukraine, which was nationalized at the end of 2016].

    The press service of Ukrnafta said that searches are being conducted in …

  • Head of the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine: authorities are trying to prevent the creation of an anti-corruption court

    Artem Sytnyk, Chairman of the NABU (Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine), believes that authorities are trying to prevent the creation of an anti-corruption court through manipulation.

    "The creation of this court is now at the stage of huge manipulation by the acting authorities," he said at a briefing in Lviv.

    In so doing, Sytnyk mentioned the conclusions of the High Council of Justice regarding the unconstitutionality of the draft law (No. 6011) on the creation of the Anti-Corruption Court, …