Police look for explosive device in Kyiv City Administration

Source : 112 Ukraine

The entrance was taped, nobody is let in the building
18:39, 10 April 2019

Kyiv City State Administration mined, April 10, 2019

Bomb squads, dog handlers, and police are looking for an explosive device in the building of Kyiv city’s administration on Khreshchatyk street. Unknown has sent a letter which says that the building of Kyiv City Administration will explode in 12 hours, as Informator news agency reported.

It became known at around 4 pm. The unknown have also made a number of demands – they want assets and property of First Deputy of National Security and Defense Council Oleg Gladkovsky, Igor Gladkovsky, Vitaliy Zhukov, Andriy Rogoza, the board of Ukroboronprom and directors of all the state enterprises arrested.

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They also demand “maximal sentences for all the responsible for embezzlement in Ukraine’s army with the seizure of their property and disclosure of the materials of all the criminal proceedings related to the crimes”. Moreover, the unknown wants the Prosecutor General to report daily.

As of 4:25 pm the entrance was taped, nobody is let in. Evacuation of the workers of the body has started. Law enforcers and national guardsmen are working at the site.

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Kyiv police reported that the law enforcers were checking the information about the mining of one of the buildings on Khreshchatyk, yet without telling what building exactly.

February 25, journalist investigations Bihus.Info and Nashi Hroshi program alleged that Igor Gladkovsky, the son of close Poroshenko ally Oleh Gladkovsky, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, organized a corruption scheme to smuggle spare military-equipment parts from Russia in 2015. State defense facilities purchased the smuggled spare parts from private companies linked to Hladkovsky and his friends at highly inflated prices. Ukroboronprom state concern, which supervises defense industry production facilities, knew the origin of the smuggled parts but agreed to purchase them.

As it was reported earlier, the investigators of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office detained the acting and former directors of the State Foreign Trade Enterprise SpetsTechnoExport on suspicion of embezzling $2,225 million, according to NABU.

According to the investigation, Poroshenko's enterprise Kuznia na Rybalskomu was one of the straw companies, which participated in the embezzlement.

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