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Ukraine's ex-Health Minister detained at Kyiv airport

Source : 112 Ukraine

Raisa Bohatyryova who served during the rule of ex-president Yanukovych escaped from Ukraine in 2014 and fled from justice for almost five years; she is suspected in the embezzlement of state funds
22:16, 27 August 2019

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Raisa Bohatyryova, the former Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine is detained in Kyiv. Yaroslav Trakalo, the representative of the National Police of Ukraine said this as quoted by Hromadske.

Border Guard servicemen detained Bohatyryova at Kyiv International Airport and passed her to the law enforcers who did not disclose the reason for detention, the web portal reported.

Raisa Bohatyryova who served during the rule of ex-president Yanukovych escaped from Ukraine in 2014 and fled from justice for almost five years; according to Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, she is suspected in the embezzlement of state funds while providing licenses to purchase medications.

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According to Interfax-Ukraine, the ex-official came to Kyiv from Minsk.

In November 2016, the court let the Prosecutor General's Office begin the investigation against Bohatyryova in absentia.

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