Poltorak will be interviewed as witness in 149 million hryvnia embezzlement case, - journalist


Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak will be interviewed as witness only in the case of large-scale embezzlement related to fuel procurement in his ministry.

This was announced by Chief Editor of Censor.NET Yurii Butusov on Facebook.

Citing sources of Censor.NET, Butusov wrote that when Poltorak received the draft additional agreement to increase fuel prices, which increase led to embezzlement of state funds in amount of 149 million hryvnia ($5.62 million), he wrote brief instruction on it "In accordance with current legislation" instead of a regular one "To be executed."

"So the responsibility for any possible illegal actions is put on the executors of this agreement," Butusov wrote.

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On Oct. 11, 2017 NABU detectives together with SAP prosecutors conducted a number of raids that resulted in detention of two people suspected of embezzlement: deputy defense minister and director of State Procurement and Material Supplies Department. Later, it was reported that the detained deputy minister of defense is Lieutenant General Ihor Pavlovskyi.

Head of Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) Nazar Kholodnytskyi told a briefing later that the prosecutors will ask for arrest and a bail in amount of one third of the damage inflicted, i.e. 149 million hryvnia.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n458963