The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine after the searches of the Nova Poshta officials in Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Lviv, Kharkiv, and Poltava did not report a suspicion and did not choose preventive measures. This was reported by the press secretary of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko Larysa Sargan on her Facebook page.
"Based on the results of the conducted searches, documents on the financial and economic activities of Nova Poshta LLC and the above-mentioned enterprises were found and seized as well as cash not mentioned in the cash register and in accounting documents." The pre-trial investigation continues, the suspicion report was not filled and we did not choose preventive measures," she wrote.
A pre-trial investigation is conducted on the facts of criminal offenses provided for by Part 2 of Article 364 (abuse of power or official position) and Part 3 of Article 212 (evasion from payment of taxes, fees) of the Criminal Code.
Earlier Ukraine’s General’s Prosecutor’s Office conducted searches in several offices of Nova Poshta. Volodymyr Popershnyuk, Nova Poshta co-founder, wrote on his Facebook page.
“The representatives of General’s Prosecutor’s Office are carrying out a search in Nova Poshta offices in Kyiv, Poltava, and Kharkiv. My office and myself are being searched for the first time ever. They have taken away my PC,” Popershnyuk said.
The General Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that Nova Poshta is being searched.
“The central office of criminal investigations of Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office under the criminal proceeding is conducting 15 searches of Nova Poshta storages and offices in Kyiv, Poltava, Kharkiv, and Dnipro. Special Forces unit is not involved in the investigation, which is being performed within the law. We will report on this after the investigative team gives the information. Yet, the fact of searches and relevant investigation is confirmed,” Larysa Sagan, Lutsenko’s (Ukraine’s Prosecutor General) spokesperson wrote on Facebook.