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State Bureau of Investigation conducts searches at Ukraine's National Anti-Corruption Bureau

Source : 112 Ukraine

Searches are carried out within a bribery case
14:02, 23 April 2019

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State Bureau of Investigation conducts searches at the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), as NABU sources informed, Ukrainian News reported.

According to the source, searches are carried out within a bribery case. State Bureau of Investigation informed that the law enforcers could have closed the cases on embezzlement in Ukraine’s army for money.

As Interfax reported, Pechersky District Court gave temporary access to the workers of the State Bureau of Investigation to the property and documents on management of NABU’s internal control. State Bureau of Investigation got access to the original materials of the criminal proceeding which might contain secret protected by law.

As it was reported, the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau sabotage the investigation on the embezzlement in the defense sphere.

Related: Poroshenko assures he is not involved in corruption schemes in Ukroboronprom

Ukraine’s Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAP) denied these allegations.

On April 3, SAP accused NABU of the intentional prolonging of the investigation of embezzlement in the defense sector.

February 25, journalist investigations Bihus.Info, 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 knew the origin of the smuggled parts but agreed to purchase them.

Related: Ukroboronprom defense concern management should take polygraph, - Poroshenko

Igor Gladkovsky, along with Vitaliy Zhukov and Andriy Rogoza were supplying smuggled Russian components and components from the Ukrainian military units through straw companies at prices 2-4 times higher than market ones.

On March 4, President Petro Poroshenko dismissed Oleh Gladkovsky, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council from his post. he replaced his close associate with Maksym Kryvonos, one of the presidential nominees, who withdrew his candidacy in favor of Poroshenko and was soon appointed NSDC high-ranker.

Related: Ukroboronprom asks not to make defense industry topic 'political'

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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