Court sentenced Deputy Defense Minister Pavlovkyi to home arrest. PHOTO

The Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv has sentenced Deputy Defense Minister Ihor Pavlovskyi, suspected of embezzlement of 149 million hryvnia of public funds, to home arrest.

Censor.NET correspondent reported yesterday from the court room.

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The court rejected the prosecutor's motion.

Pavlovskyi has been obliged to appear in court as summoned by investigators, give away his passports, and have no contacts with other suspects. The deputy defense minister is also obliged to wear an electronic tracking device (a bracelet).

Court sentenced Deputy Defense Minister Pavlovkyi to home arrest 01
Judge Vladlena Lazarenko

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After the court's ruling was announced, prosecutor Maksym Hryshchuk said he did not know whether prosecution will appeal against it. They want to read the full text of the ruling first. Pavlovskyi said he would appeal the court's decision.

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/p459078