Volodymyr Karplyuk was on telephone on air of 112 TV channel explaining the details of the searches and accusations against him.
Irpin Mayor refused to report his current location and stated about political put-up job.
He said that he was told beforehand about the searches and that there was a political order to imprison him. He also stressed on incompetency of officials accusing him and says he was not occupying position of deputy head of the city Council in 2013, when the lands were actually alienated.
He also applies to the fact that he had never received any documents about criminal cases, any accusations or summons.
He connects the searches to the elections in Kotsyubynske, where the representatives of Karplyuk’s poitical force “New Faces” were participating and won the majority of seats in the local council, which is enough to dismiss the head of the council or overcome his veto.
As it was reported earlier, the searches at the mayors' offices and houses of Irpin and Buscha were held today. Both mayors are accused of power abuse and malversation during illicit alienation of 890 hectares of especially valuable lands of forestry purposes.