Most often bureau's detectives have to address Latvian, Cypriot, British, German and Swiss law enforcement authorities.
The NABU had made almost five hundred inquiries with competent bodies abroad. There were 118 of them in the second half of 2018 alone, of which only 52 were answered. They were intended to shed light on the circumstances of corruption offences detrimental to Ukrainian interests.
"The need of international communication is due to the fact the majority of corruption schemes, predominantly connected to the actions of national businesses and implementation of national projects, presumably involve foreign companies. Usually these companies act as intermediaries that retain the lion’s share of government businesses’ profits. Further on the people behind the schemes legalize these funds and spend them on their needs, including financing political projects. NABU detectives delve into the details of these activity during pre-trial probes", - says the report.
Here are the examples of NABU’s criminal proceedings led by detectives abroad: the SOE "AMPU" case involving the seizure of UAH 247 mln; the PJSC "United Mining-Chemical Company" case with $12.87 mln of sheer losses; the PJSC "National Food And Grain Corporation" case with $60.5 mln of sheer losses.
As reported by NABU and SAP, the corruption that involves foreign contractors has caused about UAH 7 bln damage to Ukraine's national interests so far.