Acting NABU Director

In the second half of 2022, NABU detectives continued to expose and prosecute corrupt officials. The pace of work increased, including after the appointment of the new SAPO head. During the reporting period, we exposed and neutralized corruption schemes at PJSC "Ukrnafta", JSC "Odesa Port Plant", PJSC AB "Ukrgasbank", PJSC CB "PrivatBank". Thanks to the efforts of detectives, the assets seized within the "Mezhyhirya" case were recovered, and those behind the military housing schemes in Lviv and Uzhhorod were identified. We exposed yet another criminal organization in Odesa and at ARMA, completed the investigation of the "Rotterdam Plus" case, and sent the gambling business curator and a deputy of the Kyiv City Council to the dock.

In order for investigations to be fast and efficient, we put the eCase Management System back into operation. Over the last year, despite the war, NABU and SAPO sent 54 indictments to court (34 in the second half of the year) regarding 129 persons.

Without halting the fight against corruption, we helped return three marines from the russia-occupied terrain, demined 90 hectares of liberated territories. Together with SAPO prosecutors and HACC judges, we managed to direct almost UAH 1.2 billion for the needs of the Armed Forces.

I thank the Bureau team, international partners, public organizations, and Ukrainian society for their support and concerted efforts on the anti-corruption front. The struggle continues. Until victory!


In the second half of 2022, SAPO and NABU continued to work under martial law and, despite tough conditions, showed decent results. During this period, we prosecuted 149 individuals, which is the highest six-month figure for the entire period of work.

Although due to the war, a significant number of Ukrainian citizens, including participants in criminal proceedings, left the country, we achieved significant results in bringing cases to court. Prosecutors intensified their efforts regarding civil confiscation and won three lawsuits for the collection of illegally gained assets into the state's income.

At the end of the year, our team got eight new prosecutors, appointed in an open and transparent competition. Meanwhile, the lack of almost a quarter of SAPO prosecutors, who continue to defend Ukraine, is critical for the effective work of the institution and leads to an increase in the workload on employees. Unfortunately, at the time of the aggressive war launched by the russian federation against Ukraine, high-ranking corruption is gaining new momentum. This phenomenon will not disappear or take a break. That is why we will continue to step up our struggle for the establishment of the principles of the rule of law and justice, for the sake of Ukraine’s European democratic future without corruption.


NABU effectively cooperated with other agencies to identify and neutralize the external enemy

In the second half of 2022, the National Bureau focused on its key task - exposing corruption. However, cooperation with law enforcement and security agencies to identify the enemy and tackle the consequences of russian aggression, launched in the first half of the year, continued.


NABU and SAPO defended Ukraine’s anti-corruption front in 2022

Ukrainian anti-corruption agencies are breaking their own records. In the past six months alone, NABU detectives and SAPO prosecutors exposed 149 persons and notified them of suspicion. This is more than in the 12 months of 2021 or 2020.


The National Bureau has intensified its cooperation efforts, concentrated on effective communication with international partners and informing the international community about its achievements on the anti-corruption front.

In the second part of 2022, two NABU projects received international recognition. The Anti-Corruption School became the best anti-corruption initiative of the year according to EPAC (European Partners Against Corruption) - EACN (European Contact Network Against Corruption). Another project, the Anti-Corruption Augmented Reality, won the Integrity Hackathon organized by the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania.


Despite a five-month hiatus, the eCase Management System was put back into operation on August 1. At the end of December, it contained data on 327 criminal proceedings, that is almost every second investigation conducted by detectives.

During this period, it was possible to complete the integration of eCase MS with the Unified Register of Pretrial Investigations and start preparations for integration with the "D-3" court system, which will allow detectives to file motions with the court online. All these outcomes once again prove that NABU is an institutionally stable structure with effective management and development model.


These appendices contain statistical information on the NABU activities in the second half of 2021 as required by Article 26 of the Law of Ukraine “On the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine”