Most searches in Kyiv do not concern utility companies, departments of city administration

Source : 112 Ukraine

First Deputy Kyiv Mayor stated that the searches that were held recently – are destabilization of work of the city enterprises and ensuring the viability of the city
20:56, 24 May 2021

National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) conduct searches at the offices of Ukraine's State Roadway Service

Kyiv City State Administration stated that recently 70 searches were held at the structures of the administration. However, 53 of them are not tied with the utility companies and departments as First Deputy Kyiv Mayor Mykola Povoroznik reported.

According to Povoroznik, Kyiv City State Administration is interested that people involved in the offenses should be held accountable.

“Totally, over 70 searches were held; 53 of them do not concern work of utility companies and departments of Kyiv City State Administration. All enterprises subjected to Kyiv City State Administration comprehensively facilitate the law enforcers in the investigation. If some violations exposed in the work of the utility companies or departments, we are first who are interested that people involved in the offenses should be held accountable”.

Related: State Bureau of Investigations searches Ukrainian Railways

First Deputy Kyiv Mayor noted that searches that were held recently – are the destabilization of work of the city enterprises and ensuring the viability of the city.

According to Kyiv City State Administration, during May 2021, more searches were held than in 2020. Besides, 67% of the searches were not held at city services. 44% of the searches were held on 2017-2020 criminal proceedings.

Kyiv City State Administration noted that the criminal proceedings concern mutual relations of contractor and outsourcer, not the utility companies. The only ground for searches is the presence of tender documents at utility companies. Moreover, the city systematically cooperates with the bodies of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine. In Kyiv, the support program of State Fiscal Service exists.

Related: National Police agents search Ukrainian Railways

On May 12, the prosecutor’s office searched Special Housing Stock in Kyiv.

Moreover, on May 13, law enforcers came with searches to the Department of Town Planning and Architecture of Kyiv City State Administration, as well as to the offices of Kyiv Metro and Kyiv Road Bridge.

Kyiv Mayor stated that searches held by law enforcers during the past two days are the pressure on Kyiv authorities and oppression of the local self-government.

Related: Security Service of Ukraine denies holding searches in Klitschko’s premises

Besides, Klitschko demanded from the law enforcers to provide reports on the status of cases as the city administration passed them documents on the results of the audits.


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