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Court refuses to arrest ex-head of National Comittee for Regulation of Energy and Housing of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Dmytro Vovk is now on the international wanted list; the Ukrainian prosecutors insist he is involved in the implementation of the Rotterdam+ scheme, a way of the formation of the price for coal in the manufacture of thermal electric power in Ukraine
18:30, 20 August 2019

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Solomiansky district court of Kyiv refused to arrest Dmytro Vovk, the former head of the National Committee for Regulation of Energy and Housing of Ukraine (NCREHU). 112 Ukraine TV channel's correspondent reported that on August 20. 

"The court did not grant the motion of the prosecutor's office. The prosecutors asked to choose the pre-trial restriction measure for Dmytro Vovk, the former head of NCREHU", the reporter said.

Vovk is now on the international wanted list; the Ukrainian prosecutors insist he is involved in the implementation of the Rotterdam+ scheme. It is a way of the formation of the price for coal in the manufacture of thermal electric power in Ukraine; according to the investigation, it includes an unreasoned formula that increased the price of coal. However, Vovk cannot be detained without the Ukrainian court's decision.

Related: We implement 'Rotterdam +,' while they have 'Rotterdam –,' - Zelensky at iForum

The prosecutors said they would appeal against the decision. Lawyers, in turn, said they were happy with such decision, claiming that the prosecutors could not provide enough evidence for Vovk to be put on the international wanted list.

On August 8, the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office announced that six former officials are the suspects on the Rotterdam+ case. Vovk is among these people.

The Rotterdam+ case was registered in the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations in March 2017. The case is qualified as power abuse.

Related: Zelensky wants to cancel Rotterdam+, - President's Representative to Cabinet of Ministers

 

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