The family of the MP from the Servant of the People Mykola Tyshchenko could have been involved in the scheme of appropriation of funds from Kyiv city budget allocated for the construction of Podilsko-Voskresensky Bridge in Kyiv. This is stated in the journalistic investigation by Bihus.Info.
The company of lawmaker’s sister Yuliya Tyshchenko Express-K was in the list of companies (among the documents of Denys Komarnytsky), which received specific construction contracts in Kyiv. In particular, Express-K was to carry out construction of one of the transport interchanges. In 2020, the company did receive a contract for this construction for nearly $580 thousand. Previously the company had not received orders for such amounts. In comments to journalists, Mykola Tyshchenko confirmed that he knew Komarnytsky, but was not connected with his sister's company.
The journalists of Bihus.Info found out that Yuliya Tyshchenko's husband, the businessman Herman Blinov, got a salary directly from the EcoBudTrade Company from 2019 to 2021. EcoBudTrade is a company that received nearly $220 million from Kyiv budget in 2017, without a tender and previous experience of such works. The work on Podilsko-Voskresensky Bridge is constantly accompanied by corruption scandals and it is remain unfinished. According to the documents, EcoBudTrade was controlled by Denys Komarnytsky and for a long time was a fake company that received money from the budget and kept it or transferred to other such companies.
It is unknown exactly what functions Herman Blinov had in EcoBudTrade. According to Vitaliy Selyk, the Chairman of Standing Committee Kyiv City Council for Urban Development, Blinov regularly came to the construction.
“According to information that I know is from builders and subcontractors working on the bridge, Blinov came to the bridge every Thursday to hold meetings about what is being built there, how it is being built, what works need to be done,” the activist said.
Despite regular searches and statements by law enforcement officers about large-scale thefts at the construction of the bridge, EcoBudTrade continue to receive funds from the city budget. Only in June this year, it received nearly $17 million.
In recent years, a significant part of the EcoBudTrade funds has been transferred to the company Positive-B. In some court materials, Positive-B is mentioned to be controlled by the companies of Herman Blinov.