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The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) has committed nearly one billion dollars in assistance to support Ukraine’s criminal justice sector to defend the Ukrainian people, their country’s sovereignty, and their democracy in the wake of Russia’s brutal war of aggression.  Assistance also supports the Ukrainian government’s efforts to document, investigate, and prosecute war crimes and other atrocities perpetrated by Russian forces.  As Ukraine pursues its path toward greater European integration, INL works closely with Ukrainian partners to strengthen the internal fight against corruption and efforts to build a stable, democratic society based on the rule of law.

INL Programming

  • Civilian Security and Law Enforcement – equipping and capacity building for Ukrainian law enforcement and border security partners to maintain civilian security.
  • Accountability and War Crimessupporting the Ukrainian government to document, investigate, and prosecute war crimes and other atrocities.
  • Rule of Law – advancing criminal justice sector reform and bolstering Ukraine’s internal fight against corruption.


Since Russia’s February 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine, INL continues to surge life-saving equipment to strengthen the capacity of Ukraine’s law enforcement and border security to safely operate in conflict and immediate post-conflict environments.  This assistance supports State Border Guard Service (SBGS) and National Police of Ukraine (NPU) personnel, many of whom are operating on the front lines.  In addition to their regular law enforcement duties, these members serve as first responders, conduct operations against saboteurs and collaborators, provide emergency aid to communities under attack, and act as stabilization forces.  INL also supports long-term institutional capacity building across SBGS and NPU units, including aligning Ukrainian law enforcement and border security practices with international standards to build a trusted, accountable, and professional civilian security force capable of addressing transnational and domestic crime.

In close cooperation with Ukraine’s Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) and other partners, INL is strengthening institutional capacity to document, investigate, and prosecute alleged war crimes by Russian forces through technical assistance, training, and provision of equipment.  As part of the U.S. Department of State’s broader work to support justice and accountability in Ukraine, INL coordinates closely with the Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group (ACA), which the United States, together with the European Union and the United Kingdom, established to streamline multinational efforts and encourage deployment of resources and skilled personnel to respond to needs on the ground.

Countering corruption and advancing reforms are critical to securing Ukraine’s future as a prosperous and transparent democratic country grounded in the rule of law and integrated with Europe.  INL is working to sustain and strengthen institutional reform within Ukraine’s criminal justice sector and increase anti-corruption agencies’ capacity to identify, target, and prosecute high-level and high-value public corruption.  INL was instrumental in establishing Ukraine’s anti-corruption enforcement architecture, including the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO), the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), and the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC), and continues support to these institutions.


  • Since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022, INL has delivered over $140 million in equipment, including personal protective equipment, medical supplies, field gear, tactical equipment, and vehicles to law enforcement partners.
  • To date, INL-supported Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) units in Ukraine have responded to over 38,000 calls for assistance, demined over 58,000 acres of land, and disposed of over 77,000 pieces of ordnance.
  • The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO), and High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) continue to play a foundational role in Ukraine’s anticorruption architecture.  In 2023, these organizations were instrumental in the resignation or removal of more than a dozen senior-level Ukrainian officials for corruption-related offenses.
  • Since summer 2022, INL-supported mobile justice teams have deployed over 30 times to provide technical advice to Ukrainian officials documenting and investigating Russian war crimes.  Deployments include a field mission with the Office of the Prosecutor General War Crimes Unit and the International Criminal Court to inspect the scene of alleged war crimes relating to the destruction of the Kakhovka dam.

U.S. Department of State

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