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Ukrainian high-ranked military officer arrested on suspicion of taking bribe

Source : 112 Ukraine

Colonel demanded funds for the signing of contracts for the purchase and installation of equipment on the premises of a subordinate military unit
21:10, 24 February 2019

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Law enforcement officers detained Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on suspicion of receiving a bribe of $ 10,000 in the Rivne region. This is stated in the message of the military prosecutor’s office of the Western region.

February 24, under the procedural guidance of the Khmelnytsky military prosecutor’s office of the garrison, investigators of the State Bureau of Investigation in Khmelnytsky documented the fact of extortion and getting illegal benefits by the commander of one of the military units in Rivne region.

It was established that 10,000 dollars, which the colonel demanded and received from the entrepreneur, were intended for signing contracts for the purchase and installation of equipment on the premises of a subordinate military unit.

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The offender was arrested while receiving the second part of the funds in the amount of 7,000 dollars.

The bribe was found and seized in full during the investigation.

Law enforcement officers also documented the fact of receiving the first part of a bribe in the amount of 3,000 dollars.

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