Financial crimes and investigations: an awareness webinar for Donetsk region officials

July 22, 2020

On 21 July, EUAM’s Rule of Law Component organised an awareness webinar in Donetsk region to increase its law enforcement counterparts’ knowledge on financial crimes and financial investigations. In total, 25 officers from regional and local police of Donetsk region, 15 officers of Donetsk regional prosecutors and three lecturers from the Donetsk Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine attended the four-hour event.

In cooperation with the Head of Financial Monitoring (FIU) Academy Mr Anton Chubenko, three EU experts shared their experience and knowledge to fight this specific type of crime. Along with Prosecution, Financial and Organised Crime Officer Mr Ievgen Chernikov and Senior Adviser on Financial Crime Mr Frantisek Sailer, Senior Adviser on Prosecutorial Reform Mr Oscar Rey Muñoz gave a presentation on financial investigation and financial crimes from the procedural and practical point of view.

“Even though it’s always better in person, it was a very interesting experience,” explained Mr Muñoz, an investigative judge from Spain. “It is crucial for EUAM to continue our activities in this virtual manner.”