The Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and the chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios give the briefing. 24.05.2017

Security forces conducted searches in 15 regional offices of the former Ministry of revenues has already been arrested 23 people. At the briefing, which was broadcast channel “112 Ukraine”, said interior Minister Arsen Avakov and the military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios.

“I think this is the biggest anti-corruption operation that took place and is still in the country. About 96 billion damage to the state, the panel identified. And now here is the staff, because here in a special operational mode is the coordination of arrests across the country. Here they will take, Anatoly (Matios) will direct them to the court,” – said Avakov.

As told the chief military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios, currently there are 454 search, of which 220 apartments owned by the defendants, 54 of the house 36 garages, 21 property, 85 vehicles, legal persons and enterprises in the form of grain elevators, and factories.

“At the moment, more than 1700 employees of national police and 500 military prosecutors carried out 454 searches in the territory of 15 areas of the state, is simultaneous detention of a number of persons who are now in need of their delivery in court for election of a preventive measure, with the power and assistance of the Ministry of interior, the national guard, will be delivered by air here with the presentation of suspicions, and sent to Pechersky court for consideration on the substance of our petitions for election of a measure of restraint – arrest,” – said Matios.

According to Matios, some people are already arrested and they elected a measure of restraint.

“Now there is an operation about the first of the heads and their deputies of all 15 regional offices of the Ministry of income and fees at the time of the so-called state tax administrations, which were directly related to functioning of the so-called tax areas, they as software enterprises, they are also transit countries for tax pits in the result the state received less, and in fact a criminal organization Yanukovych, Klimenko and those who still was in Ukraine, were able to enrich themselves at the expense of the taxpayers proved the result worth 97 billion UAH”, – said the military Prosecutor.

Currently detained 23 people officials. Matios listed their positions:

“Former head of mindohodiv in the Dnipropetrovsk region, the former head of Ukraine’s regional leaders, Luhansk oblast, head of the tax Crimea, several heads of almost all districts of Kyiv tax inspection, they are actually equal to the tax status of the regions, deputies of the Poltava tax administration, Deputy head of the Ministry of incomes and fees in Kharkiv region, heads of tax of Poltava, the head of the State tax administration in Kharkiv region, the Chairman gosudarstvennoi tax administration in the Kharkov area the General-the Lieutenant Denysiuk. Searches are also conducted in relation to the management of tax administrations of other regions, including Odessa, in fact, the location of all tax areas, where they drove the real sector of the economy.”

Heads of law enforcement agencies also explained that this is only the first wave of arrests on this production.

“We expect to prosecute employees of bodies of Prosecutor’s office, employees of the security service and employees of the state tax administrations. Without this triune octopus in the state would not have started the war, because the looting of the state in such billions of hryvnia due to the total concentration of the people who still were in the country”, – said Matios.

Note that we are talking about the articles of the criminal code “promoting the existence of a criminal organization”, “participation in a criminal organization and of abuse of office which entails material damage”.

“For each of the detained defendants are all ready now at the moment. Some of the people detained in Kiev, already sent to the Pechersk court for consideration of requests for arrest. Awarded part suspicion, part bring now, this particular top, Dnieper, Kharkov, Odessa, in which we expected because it is people who are totally aware, now out of power,” – said the military Prosecutor.

The case concerns the former head of the Ministry of revenues and duties of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych Oleksandr Klymenko.

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