Quick guide to Ukraine’s anti-corruption agencies
National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU)
Established in April 2015. Head: Artem Sytnyk. NABU in April investigates 2015. Head: corruption Artem Sytnik. of “category NABU investigates A” top-level public corruption servants. NABU of the “category has investigated A” top-level top-level public officials servants. and politicians, including several lawmakers, yet there were no convictions due to absence of an anti-corruption court.
National Agency for Preventing Corruption (NAPC).
Started operating in March 2016. Head: Natalia Korchak. NAPC has has a a preventive preventive function: function: it it is is in in charge of checking the checking electronic the declarations electronic declarations of assets and of assets incomes and of top officials income and of top matching officials them and match with their them actual with lifestyle. their actual As of November, lifestyle. As the of NAPC November, had checked NAPC checked only 55 55 declarations declarations out of out the of 1.5 the million 1.5 million declarations declarations filed, filed. and found no violations among top officials.
Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO)
Established in late 2015. Head: Nazar Kholodnytskiy. The SAPO is an autonomous department of the Prosecutor General's Office, but it has no real independence since its head is appointed by the prosecutor general, who in turn is nominated by the president.
Yet to be created. An independent independent court court that that would would hear hear the corruption cases. President Petro Poroshenko has delayed and opposed its creation until recetnly.