Ukrainian law enforcers conduct 454 searches in 15 regions at a time, 23 people detained

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Ukraine's Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoliy Matios held briefing in Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany)
13:35, 24 May 2017


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Law enforcement officers are holding serches in 15 regional administrations of former Ministry of Income and Charges of Ukraine. 23 people are already detained. Arsen Avakov, Ukraine's Interior Minister, reported that during his briefing with Ukraine's military prosecutor Anatoliy Matios broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"I think this is the biggest anti-corruption operation, whick is being held a the moment on a national scale. The group of law enforcers has already deteced the $3.5 million damage to the state. Now the head quarter is situated here, because detention of suspects thoughout the whole country is coordinted from here in a special online mode. They will be taken into custody here Nantoliy (Matios) shall remand them to court," Avakov announced. 

454 searches are being conducted simultaneously throughout the territory of Ukraine, according to military prosecutor Anatoliy Matios - 220 flats belonging to the involvants, 54 private houses, 21 other real estate objects, 85 automobiles, legal entities and companies in the form of grain elevators, pants and factories among the objects.

"1700 National Police officers and 500 military prosecutors are holding 454 searches on the territory of 15 regions o fUkraine at the moment, simultaneous detentions of a number of persons takes place - these people will be transported by air to this airport to be further brought before a bail justice in Pechersk district cout," Matios announced.

Some people are already detained, the pre-trial restrictions are being selected, according to Matios.

"Currentyl, the operation against chief executive officers and their deputies  of all the 15 regional administrations of the then Ministry of Income and Charges of Ukraine is being held, the so-called tax platforms, also known as program compamies or tax pits transiters, whose activity led to country's loss. Practically the criminal organisation of Yanukovych,  Klymenko (former Minister of Income and Charges, - ed.) and others who are still in Ukraine, enriched themselves on the taxpayer dime for more than $3.5 bln, which is proved by the investigation," explained the prosecutor.

23 persons are detained at the moment.

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