Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs Yuriy Grymchak demanded bribery for influence on particular officials of the Culture Ministry and Kyiv State City Administration by deception and breach of trust as Spokesperson of Prosecutor General’s Office reported on Facebook.
“On the results of the pretrial investigation it was established that Grymchak and his assistant, for promise to provide influence on the judges of the Supreme Court of Ukraine for a decision in favor of the person concerned and for the provision of the influence on particular officials of the Culture Ministry and Kyiv State City Administration by abuse of official powers, committed criminal activities aiming for seizing property in especially big amount by deception and breach of trust in the total sum of $1 million,” Lysenko stated.
In its turn, the Culture Ministry denied a connection with Grymchak.
“Any accusations or suspicions toward the abuse on urban construction by the workers of the Culture Ministry are groundless, spurious and those, which are not based on one of the norms of the law. The Ministry does not agree the construction projects or reconstruction of the buildings in historically inhabited places, including Kyiv,” the ministry said.
On August 14, the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), together with representatives of the Special Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor's Office and the Security Service of Ukraine, detained Yuriy Grymchak, the Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs, and his assistant on a $ 480,000 bribe.
Besides, it was reported that Yuriy Grymchak is under questioning in Prosecutor General Office. Later Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) published a video of detention of Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs Yuriy Grymchak.