Acting mayor of Odessa Anatoly Orlovsky signed a decree on the extension of the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov.

According to the order №158К from 05.02.2018 published on the website of the city Council February 5 at 12:32, G. Trukhanov was granted leave without pay for a period of 4 calendar days 5 through February 8, 2018.

As reported, on Monday, G. Trukhanov was not present on the traditional hardware meeting hall.

The source Agency in the city Council reported that on February 5, the mayor of the city doesn’t appear, and when asked about the prospects of G. Trukhanova on the work the Agency was undecided.

As reported, on January 29 A. Orlovsky signed a decree on the provision of G. Trukhanov of unpaid leave until February 4, 2018.

Before January 25, A. Orlovsky G. Trukhanova sent abroad on a business trip from 26 to 28 January in Davos (Swiss Confederation) to attend the presentation of the “Ukrainian House” at the world economic forum .

19 Jan A. Orlowski extended vacation G. Trukhanov for three days from 19 to 22 January because he could not come to Odessa because of bad weather.

In this case from January 22, according to another a A. Orlov, G. Truhanov went on a business trip in Athens (Greece) for “conducting business negotiations on development cooperation”.

16 January 2018, ex-mayor of Odessa Eduard Gurvits declared that G. Trukhanov may not return from vacation, which he left on 27 December 2017. According to E. Gurvits, this is due to the completion of investigations about the Odessa airport and the administrative building of the plant “region” where the municipality intends to transfer employees from the center.

G. Truhanov went on vacation 27 Dec 2017 22 calendar days – until January 18. The acting mayor for this period was appointed the first Deputy mayor of Odessa Anatoly Orlovsky.

In 2017, G. Trukhanov seven times, went on vacation, including taking advantage of the right to take leave “at own expense”.

At the end of October 2017 E. Horowitz predicted a change of government and extraordinary elections in Odessa in the near future.

January 12, 2018, the General Prosecutor of Ukraine jointly with the NAB informed of the suspicion of the Deputy of the Odessa regional Council and his accomplice for the offer to give a bribe of $500 thousand to the employee of NABOO. According to militiamen, the Deputy of the regional Council had intended to bribe the representative of NABOO for removal of arrest from accounts of the subject business (the beneficiary of which is the Deputy of the Odessa regional Council) in the amount of UAH 185 million and avoiding the confiscation of the arrested funds.

In turn, the NAB said that the bribe to the employee of NABU were offered in exchange for the removal of arrest from the accounts of OOO involved, according to investigators in the corruption scheme with misappropriation of funds of the budget of the city of Odessa. “We are talking about the money received from the sale of the Odessa city hall building at inflated prices… Remember, the building in the whole of the property complex of the state enterprise “Plant “region” in the beginning of 2016, was sold for 4 million UAH, and in September of the same year it was purchased by Odessa city hall are already over 185 million UAH”, – stated in the message Bureau.

The Deputy of the Odessa regional Council Oleg Babenko, whom the media have named the suspect in the proposal $500 thousand to the employee of NABOO, denies the allegations and promises to come voluntarily to the anti-corruption Agency.

As reported, in October 2016, the Odessa city Council bought the administrative building of the former factory “region” for 185 million. The building after renovation was planned to move all structural subdivisions, which are currently scattered in different parts of Odessa. Which in turn, according to city hall will save at least 15 million UAH. a year on utilities, and will release approximately 20 thousand sq. m of premises in the city centre, which can be sold or leased.