Ukraine's officer to be judged for fraud with UN peacekeeping mission trips

Source : 112 Ukraine

The officer could face from three to six years behind the bars
20:32, 20 August 2020

Transparency International Ukraine

The SBI (Ukraine's State Bureau of Investigations) has completed the pre-trial investigation against the officer of the military police of Ukraine Armed Forces. It appears that the official is suspected of double-dealing with other servicemen's work trips, as they cooperated with the UN peacekeepers. The press office of the SBI reported this on Thursday, August 20.

In July 2019-March 2020, the serviceman pocketed some USD 16,000, as he was responsible for issues related to work trips of Ukrainian servicemen within the UN peacekeeping contingent in the Democratic Republic of Congo. "Besides, he urged a citizen to give a bribe to the officials of the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces", SBI stated.

The officer could face from three to six years behind the bars, with a fine of 500 to 1,000 tax-free minimum incomes.

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The Command of the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) initiated the internal investigation to establish the legality of the actions of the investigators who confiscated from three missile brigades seven SHF-radiation devices needed for holding of firing, as the SBI reported.

“The leadership of the State Bureau of Investigations has initiated the holding of the internal investigation during which the legality of the actions of the SBI employees will be accessed,” the message said.

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