NABU finishes search in UIA, seizes documents and data storage devices

Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) have finished the search of offices of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) air carrier company.

Censor.NET informs citing the press service of NABU.

"The search, conducted in offices of air carrier company Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) by NABU employees together with prosecutors of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) on June 14-15, resulted in seizure of documents and other data storage devices with information about the subject of criminal investigation into abuse of office by officials of the State Aviation Service (SAS)," the message reads.

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NABU stated yesterday that the search was conducted because the air carrier refused to voluntarily submit required documents upon NABU's request, sent in late April 2016 in line with all legal requirements.

"The search started in the morning June 14 and lasted until 4 a.m. June 15," the agency informed.

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"The search is aimed at finding documents proving the facts of debt of UIA to the state in amount of 150 million hryvnia ($6 million) for the period between January 2014 and December 2016. ... Pretrial criminal investigation continues," the agency said.

The press service of UIA yesterday named the search 'illegal' and said the requested documents were available both in open sources and state agencies, including SAS, State Statistics Service, State Securities and Exchange Commission, and courts.

UIA believes the search is 'uncovered pressure over the business aimed at intimidation of the UIA staff.'

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n393472