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Security Service of Ukraine solves case of kidnapping of gas production company top manager

Source : 112 Ukraine

The official's kidnapping was ordered by his former business partner; he is now on the wanted list
21:17, 25 February 2021

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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has solved the case of the kidnapping of the top manager of a gas production company. The crime took place in 2012. According to the SBU press office, the official's kidnapping was ordered by his former business partner.

"The contractor was a Ukrainian MP of several convocations; he chaired the Ministry of Transport and Communications. He gathered a group of people to have that crime committed - including those from criminal circles", reads the message.

The official was kidnapped and held in detention for more than three years. They tortured him and demanded to pay the non-existent debt of 200 million dollars.

Related: Former MP Mykytas ordered kidnapping act soon after leaving remand centre, - press

Currently, the kidnapped official is a free person, he still serves as a member of the Ukrainian Parliament.

The SBU looks into the case. Five persons have been notified of suspicion of tortures, kidnapping, and extortion. No names are disclosed in the interest of the investigation. However, MP Oleg Seminsky claimed it was him who suffered from the kidnapping. 

Related: Seven years in prison: Odesa court sentenced far-right Sternenko for kidnapping politician

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