FBI to help Ukraine's Anti-Corruption Bureau in the fight against corruption of high-ranking officials

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has a long history of cooperation with U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. A new memorandum was released concerning crimes connected with international money-laundering and asset recovery.

The Director of NABU, Artem Sytnyk, and the Acting Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI, Mathew Moon, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, reported the U.S. Embassy in Kiev.

According to the memorandum, the FBI and NABU will work together to investigate crimes connected with international money-laundering, asset recovery, bribery and the corruption of high-ranking Ukrainian officials.

The memorandum provides a framework for cooperation between agencies in the fight against crimes of mutual interest. The parties who signed will abide by its provisions in the spirit of partnership and cooperation in countering corrupt practices.

In 2016, Sytnyk commented on information from ZN.UA stating that during the talk with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, twice insisted on the need to ensure that NABU remain separate from the SSU’s technical wiretapping abilities.

Sytnyk made assurances that NABU will fully cooperate with the FBI. “If we ask them about something, they can involve financial intelligence in resolution of the problem,” he said.

  Ukraine, USA, anti-corruption