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On 7 September, the opening ceremony of the launch of the training program for the detectives of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) took place.

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“We have come closer to the start of the Bureau’s work. Out of the activities scheduled in April 2015, the last stage have remained. These are initial training courses for the detectives which will enable them to begin full-scale work on investigating specific criminal case, “ – said Artem Sytnyk, Director of the NABU.

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Artem Sytnyk, Director of NABU, and Ambassador Jan Tombinski

Ambassador Jan Tombinski, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, attended the ceremony. On this occasion he stated: “The fight against corruption is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges facing Ukraine, because corruption destroys the society, kills the state, holds back economic development and undermines the normal political processes”.

The experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, together with their Ukrainian and foreign colleagues, will be training future NABU detectives during five weeks. Upon completing the training course, the detectives will be ready to start investigation on criminal cases.

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Mika Aalto, Key Expert of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”

 “The detectives will be trained how to cooperate with other organizations which could be helpful when investigating corruption crimes, and how to prepare a case for consideration by the court and how to clarify whether the facts to prove a crime are sufficient,” – said Mika Aalto, Key Expert of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” (Prevention and Fight Against Corruption”).

 

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