The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine has identified a trace of Ukrainian corruption in about 80 countries around the world, where illegally withdrawn money was laundered. This was stated by director of NABU Artem Sytnyk, the press service of NABU reported.
“For almost 6 years of our work, we have recorded a trace of Ukrainian corruption in about 80 countries of the world. These are the countries where the persons under investigation by the NABU - and these are senior officials - withdrew funds stolen in Ukraine and subsequently legalized them,” Sytnyk said.
He noted that today it is difficult to name the amount of funds illegally withdrawn from Ukraine, but we are talking about billions of hryvnias.
According to Sytnyk, NABU interacts with the competent authorities of other countries, and one of the successful examples is the exposure of the former head of Ukravtodor Slavomir Novak, who is accused of organizing a criminal group that benefited from corruption when he ran the company.
In February, the head of the department of prevention and detection of corruption Serhiy Derkach reported that the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption will create a special portal through which Ukrainians will be able to report on corruption.