50% of Ukraine's customs officials fired at meeting of State Customs Service collegium

Source : 112 Ukraine

Comprehensive audit of the Customs Service continues
15:28, 16 May 2020
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50% of Ukraine's customs officials were fired at a meeting of the State Customs Service collegium on May 15.
This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Finance.

“Today at a meeting of the board of the State Customs Service with the participation of the Minister of Finance Serhiy Marchenko and the acting head of the Customs Service Igor Muratov, it was decided to terminate the duties of the heads of Zakarpatska, Energetychna, Azovska, Podilska, Polisska, Pivnichna, Slobozhanska, Bukovynska customs. Also the head of Odesa customs was given warnings about the upcoming dismissal," the report said.

A comprehensive audit of the Customs Service continues.
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As previously reported, the leadership of Odesa Customs is suspected of organizing a large-scale corruption scheme regarding customs clearance of goods.

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained in a bribe the head of the Odesa Customs, who was appointed to this position in February, as the Obozrevatel news agency reports, citing sources.

According to sources, we are talking about Mykhailo Hribanov. Several more detentions are planned.

Also, former MP Ihor Mosiychuk on Facebook reported that the intelligence service is conducting mass searches.

"Now the SBU is conducting mass searches at Odesa customs. Hello Nefedov, his people are being detained," Mosiychuk said.

Following an open competition, Mykhailo Hribanov was appointed the new head of the Odesa Customs of the State Customs Service. 58 candidates competed for a leading position at Odesa Customs. Within 45 days, the competition committee conducted 3 selection stages, which were preceded by online testing for knowledge of the Basic Law of Ukraine. Five applicants reached the final interviews with the head of the State Customs Service, where Hribanov won.

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