Investigators from the Kyiv Prosecutor's Office together with the officers of the Security Service of Ukraine on 26 July hold searches in the premises of the international airport Boryspil in the frameworks of investigation of the criminal case in embezzlement of extremely large amounts of money upon public procurement.
"It has been identified that the state-owned enterprise held a tender for the purchase of explosives detectors in December 2015. According to the results of the tender, 4 devices were purchased from a privately owned company for a total amount of about 170000 USD," - the message of the press service of the prosecutor's office states.
According to documents provided by the winner of the tenderer, the detectors were manufactured by the Czech company. However, as it turned out during the investigation, Russian company appeared to be a direct manufacturer with its founder being a citizen of the Russian Federation.
In addition, it was found that the cost of each of the detectors is about 8000 USD, which is almost four times cheaper than it was paid.
"Currently, the searches of the airport premises, the office of the tender winning company, and the places of residence of the criminal scheme participants are underway, documentation and other evidence seized," - sums up the prosecutor's office.
Meanwhile, the press service of the airport stated that the equipment was purchased due to the need to ensure aviation safety and continuous improvement of its level, taking into account both internal and external threats to the modern airport.