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Defense Ministry Officials and one of Kyiv region united territorial communities detained for bribe extortion

Source : 112 Ukraine

The men have been detained, and the issue of notification of suspicion and application of a precautionary measure is currently being resolved
15:28, 15 September 2021

General Prosecutor's Office

In the Kyiv region, officials from the Ministry of Defense and one of the Kyiv region united territorial communities have set up a mechanism to obtain funds for the illegal transfer of the Ministry of Defense lands for the construction of residential buildings. In particular, officials demanded a bribe from a representative of one of the companies in the amount of $30 thousand. This was reported by the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office.

“Under the procedural guidance of the Kyiv City Prosecutor's Office, the head of the Central Territorial Department of Capital Construction of the Ministry of Defense and a mediator (Part 3 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code) were detained for receiving illegal benefits,” the statement reads.

According to the investigation, the head of the Central Territorial Department of Capital Construction of the Ministry of Defense and the mediator organized a scheme to extort illegal benefits from a representative of the enterprise.

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Police found that officials demanded $30,000 from a company representative for assistance in the village council's decision to allow the development of a land use plan for the permanent use of land for construction and maintenance of an apartment building in the Hostomel settlement, Kyiv region.

They promised to lease another land plot in Hostomel with the funds and conclude agreements with the Central Territorial Department of Capital Construction of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine on capital construction on lands managed by the Ministry of Defense, including on the territory of the military town.

It is noted that the men have been detained, and the issue of notification of suspicion and application of a precautionary measure is currently being resolved.

As it was reported earlier, during the few years of Andriy Klochko's work as a Servant of the People MP, his 70-year-old mother Natalia has bought real estate for over $5 million. In particular, the woman became the owner of two apartments in Kyiv, a house, land plots and a car.

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