Decision on Deputy Defense Minister Pavlovskyi’s house arrest reversed, official released under veterans’ guarantees


Kyiv’s Court of Appeals has reversed the decision to impose pretrial house arrest on Deputy Defense Minister Ihor Pavlovskyi indicted on charges of siphoning off 149 million hryvnia while provisioning the Army with fuel.

This was announced by Presiding Judge Denys Masenko, Censor.NET reports referring to LB.UA.

"The court has partially granted the appeal," he announced the court's decision.

By its ruling, the Appeals Court reversed previous decision of the Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv to impose house arrest on the suspect. By the same ruling, Pavlovskyi was released under the personal guarantee of Oleksandr Porkhun and Ihor Herasymenko, the servicemen with the titles of Hero of Ukraine.

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The court also obliged Pavlovskyi not to leave the city without the investigator's permission, hand over the passport, and make no contacts with other persons involved in the criminal case.

The restrictive measure imposed against the official is valid through Dec. 10.

Earlier, Deputy Secretary of NSDC Oleh Hladkovskyi said he wanted to bail Pavlovskyi out.

The detention of the Defense Ministry officials was commented by the president, who said he would not allow anyone stealing from the army.

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/n462236