FBI to assist Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Bureau

In February, the representatives of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will visit Kiev, where they will assist the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), the head of NABU, Artem Sytnik, told Hromadske.

He said that the Anti-Corruption Bureau expects the active assistance from the FBI representatives, because they have the ability to track flow of currency worldwide.

"In February, we expect that there will be a permanent representative of the FBI in the NABU who will work with our detectives on international legal cases and monitor their passage through the appropriate United States government offices, so that the execution of these investigations will be much more time efficient and we will complete these cases as soon as possible," Sytnik said.

Also the head of NABU said that in February, the Bureau detectives would visit EU countries to receive international legal assistance in a criminal case against a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Mykola Martynenko, that was opened in Switzerland.

"We have already established contacts with all the countries where we could get the information.  Our detectives' trips abroad to obtain this information have already been planned, and will happen in February," Sytnik said.

Earlier, Sytnik reported that the second wave of hiring for the post of NABU detective will be completed before the end of February, and the bureau's personnel will amount up to 170 investigators.

  Ukraine, anti-corruption