News from Ukraine: Ukraine aviation officials allegedly involved in corruption scandal - Security Service
Crime18:21 Jul. 27, 2016

Ukraine aviation officials allegedly involved in corruption scandal - Security Service

Unnamed individuals are said to have misused USD 173,000 on unreasonably expensive equipment

A big corruption scandal to be unveiled in Ukraine's State Aviation Administration.

The department workers are said to have embezzled more that USD 173,000  (over four million hryvnias).

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According to Ukraine's State Security Service (SBU), in December 2015 the aforementioned costs were remitted to one of the Russian-backed companies, supposedly for purchasing the metal detectors for the Boryspil International airport in Kyiv.

The investigators say the vendor appeared to be a fake Czech enterprise, additionally, the procurement price was four times higher. According to the reports of Kyiv Office of Public Prosecutor, the police officers do dispose of numerous proof of the criminal schemes used for money laundering.

The investigation is underway, no officials' names are currently mentioned.

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Yuriy Lavrenyuk, Ukraine's Deputy Minister of infrastructure: "Our ministry officially claims it will combat corruption with no compromise possible. A good deal of discrediting evidence is still being considered and revised by Ukraine's Prosecutor General's office."

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