What do we know about detained ex-official of the Sevastopol Administration

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Source : 112 Ukraine

The investigation believes that Oleh Kyzymenko has contributed to the establishment of the occupation authorities in Crimea and handed over the service documents to the occupants
09:40, 13 September 2018

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Employees of the Main Directorate of the Security Service (SBU) in Crimea under the procedural leadership of the prosecutor's office of the peninsula detained a high-ranking official of Yanukovych’s times Oleh Kyzymenko. According to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, after the annexation of Crimea, this person was holding the post of "Deputy Chairman of the Sevastopol City State Administration."

The investigation believes that holding the post he contributed to the establishment of the occupation authorities, handed over the service documents to the occupants, and also contributed to the subversive activities of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. In particular, he took a direct part in the preparation of the "general referendum," organized and conducted political rallies, including a parade of Russian troops in Sevastopol.

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The official's detention took place September 11, during an authorized search at his residence. Criminal proceedings are opened under Art. 111 of Ukraine’s Criminal Code (high treason).

From an electric locomotive driver to a high-ranking official: What do we know about Kyzymenko

Oleh Kyzymenko is 50 years old. According to the official biography, he was born June 4, 1968, in Lozove (Donetsk region). In 2007 he graduated from Donetsk State University of Management (master degree in Management of Organizations).

His career began with the post of the electric locomotive driver at "Donetskvuhillia" production association. In 1993 – 1995 he worked as a director of a small private enterprise "Kyzym" (Donetsk). In 1996 – 2003 he was the director of the closed joint-stock company "Khozhimservis" (Donetsk).

In 2003 – 2004, he held the post of Deputy General Director of the Regional Association for Capital Construction of the Donetsk Regional State Administration.

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In 2004 – 2012 he headed the Main Department of Capital Construction of Donetsk Regional State Administration. He was awarded the title "Honored Builder of Ukraine." Then he took the post of the head of the Department for Capital Construction of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine under the government. However, he had been working in the Ministry of Regional Development for a few months. In December 2012, he was appointed deputy chairman of the Sevastopol City State Administration. Allegedly, the decision to send an official to Sevastopol was initiated by the then-president Viktor Yanukovich's family.

After the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the official remained at his post under the so-called governor of Sevastopol Serhiy Menaylo and was fired in 2015.

It is not known what Kyzymenko did after resignation.

How Crimean authorities reacted to Kyzymenko’s detention

Immediately after the report of the detention of "ex-deputy chairman of the Sevastopol City State Administration" Oleh Kyzymenko, authorities of occupied Crimea have voiced their own idea about the crime he committed.

The local media reported that the arrest of a former Sevastopol official may be caused by more prosaic reasons than "encroachment on the interests of Ukraine." In particular, ForPost writes that Ukrainian law enforcers could have financial motives for the detention of Kyzymenko.

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"The family of the ex-deputy governor of Sevastopol has been repeatedly winning tenders for large sums in Ukraine, in particular, their Khozhimservis company won a contract for the construction of a solid domestic waste landfill in controlled by Kyiv regime Kramatorsk (Donbas), totaling 3,4 million USD. In the last two years Khozhimservis has won tenders for a total sum of 52 million USD," the media supposed.

Khozhimservis company is owned by Alla and Davнd Kyzymenko and led by Marko Kyzymenko. Data from the Prozorro system confirm that this company won tenders for the construction of solid waste in Kramatorsk.

Hunting for "Self-Defense of Crimea:" What the day of Kyzymenko’s detention is noticeable?

In addition to the detention of the former "deputy chairman of the Sevastopol City State Administration," September 11 another remarkable event took place. The Prosecutor General's Office reported suspicions to 64 representatives of "Self-Defense of Crimea" and announced them on the wanted list.

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Members of this illegally created armed group are also suspected of helping Russia to occupy Crimea.

According to Ukrainian law enforcers, fighters of "Self Defense of Crimea" were in the settlements around the peninsula. They were armed with firearms, explosive devices, and also had heavy military weapons and military equipment.

Currently, the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the National Police in Crimea and Sevastopol have established complete personal data of 900 people who were part of the Self-Defense of Crimea.

In addition, evidence of the participation of representatives of this formation in the seizure of enterprises, institutions, organizations, attacks against citizens who support the pro-Ukrainian position, and their abduction, as well as other criminal offenses, are collected.

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