Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko asked the Verkhovna Rada to allow prosecution, detention and choosing a preventive measure for people’s deputy from Opposition Bloc Party Yevhen Bakulin. This was reported by the speker of the General Prosecutor’s Office Andriy Lysenko on Facebook.
Yuriy Lutsenko sent the corresponding filing to the Verkhovna Rada.
“Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko signed the filing on prosecution, detention and choosing a preventive measure for people’s deputy from Opposition Bloc Party Yevhen Bakulin,” Lysenko wrote.
As it was reported earlier, On Feb. 19, a statement of the Prosecutor General was submitted to the Ukrainian Parliament, asking for the Parliament’s consent to prosecute, detain, and arrest MP from Opposition Bloc Yevhen Bakulin on suspicion of embezzlement, as Speaker of the Parliament Andriy Parubiy wrote on Facebook.
According to Parubiy, the documents have been handed over to the regulation committee.
As it was reported earlier, on Feb. 2, 2018, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko informed that he would address the Parliament asking for lifting Bakulin’s immunity. He noted that Bakulin is an incumbent MP but hasn’t been in Ukraine for a while.
Bakulin has been heading Naftogaz Ukraine from March 2010 till March 2014. In March 2014 he was detained on suspicion of embezzlement in case on “drill units”. Pechersk court released Bakulin for the bail of over 385 thousand dollars.
In its arguments, General Prosecutor’s Office noted that on December 14, 2015, the drill units were moved from Odesa gas field in the north-west part of Black Sea shelf closer to the temporarily occupied by Russia Crimea.
This is a self-lifting floating drilling rig B312 - "Peter Godovanets" (Design: Keppel FELS Class Design / Triangular; Unit classification: ABS A1, Self-Drilling Unit, CDS), built in 2010 by Keppel Corporation (Singapore) and self-lifting drilling rig B319 - "Ukraine" (Design: In Class Design / Triangular; Unit classification: ABS A1, Self-Drilling Unit, CDS), built in 2012 by Keppel Corporation (Singapore).
Earlier it became known, that Russia had moved two jack-up drilling rigs (B-312 and B-319). State Border Guard Service reported that they illegally moved from Odesa gas field closer to the occupied Crimean peninsula. According to the ministry, in place of where these installations were previously installed, the Russian Federation is intalling Ukrainian oil-producing platform Tavrida, seized in Crimea.
The Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that the Chornomornaftegaz installations were urgently evacuated under a military convoy because of the possible arrest of the towers on the upcoming lawsuit of Naftogaz Ukraine. The so-called head of the occupied Crimea, Sergei Aksenov, said that the drilling rigs were moved to work at the Gordievich field (also outside Russian territorial waters).