Lawyer Tatiana Matyash stated that the fact of the transfer of funds to Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs Yuriy Grymchak is not recorded. The calendars were found instead of $500,000 as 112 Ukraine reported.
Matyash was asked whether the transfer of the funds took place, whether it was recorded or document:
“No. There was money in the sum, well; his own funds were confiscated as well as some other money; concerning half a million they are talking about, no, it was not there. That half a million was the calendars”.
Besides, according to the lawyer, the investigation did not explain the particular reason for the detention of suspect Yuriy Grymchak. However, it provided the protocol read out by Matyash.
“On December 25, 2013, the actual commission of the attempted murder of Tatiana M. Chornovol at Kyiv-Kharkiv road out of self-interest on order by prior conspiracy with a group of persons; as well as the actual commitment of the deliberate acts by the officials of the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs for financial gain,” she said.
As for now, it is unknown where the suspects are situated. According to Matyash, they had to be transferred to the temporary detention facility but the lawyer does not know whether they were transferred.
“However, whether they were transferred there or out of there, I do not know for sure as the decision to transfer them to temporary detention facility was made after 2 a.m.,” she added.
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.