In defense of Ukraine and the General staff extorted $30 thousand bribes, mediaPhoto: ATR

Prosecuted for influence peddling and fraud

12.03.19 92020

Head of legal Department of the Ministry of defence Valery Koval and head of assets and resources of staff Alexander Bikchantaev suspected of extortion and receiving through the intermediary of 30 thousand dollars of a bribe.

This is stated in the materials of the court, transmit Ukrainian news.

Pre-trial investigation established that the head of the head of MOU by prior agreement with the head of Department of property and resources of staff and Deputy chief of Department of representation in the jurisdictional authorities and ensure the business legal Department of the Ministry Ostapenko brokered require undue benefit in the amount of $ 30,000 from two citizens for the decision of refusal of statements of claim, defense and the rejection of the appeal on the previous court decisions of MOU.

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7 February, with the examination of the scene discovered and seized cash in the amount of 29 000 dollars.

In the materials noted that the military Prosecutor of the Kiev garrison are investigating criminal proceedings under part 2 of article 28, part 3 article 369-2 (abuse of influence) and part 4 St. 190 (fraud) of the Criminal code.

As previously reported by the Focus:

  • Losses as a result of the schemes in the defense sector losses, according to preliminary data, amount to 1 billion UAH. This was stated by Director of the NABU Sytnyk.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has said that corruption is still an obstacle to achieve economic and political progress in the country.