The SBI proved involvement of the head of one of the district administrations of Sumy region in organizing a large-scale embezzlement scheme. He was served a suspicion notice


As part of its consistent work, the State Bureau of Investigation pays special attention to officials who are trying to enrich themselves by implementing various corruption schemes at the expense of martial law.

Based on SBI materials, the head of one of the district military administrations in Sumy region was served a notice of suspicion. The official had appropriated property of Ukrainian enterprises under the guise of nationalization.

In August 2022, the SBI agents exposed and blocked a large-scale theft of property of Ukrainian entrepreneurs under the cover of nationalization process of russian property.

On the night before russia's large-scale aggression against Ukraine, more than forty russian railroad wagons carrying products of Ukrainian companies arrived in our country.

Using martial law and his position, the head of the district military administration decided to seize all property.

As a result, not only the russian wagons were confiscated, but also what was in them: diesel fuel and liquefied gas. The wagons with the products were then moved to another location and emptied.

Ukrainian companies suffered losses of more than UA 27 million hryvnias.

By a court decision, more than 40 russian railcars were transferred to Asset and Recovery Management Agency of Ukraine.

The head of the military administration was served a notice of suspicion of improper performance of his official duties due to negligence, which caused grave consequences to the rights, freedoms and interests of certain legal entities protected by law (part 2 of Article 367 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the article provides for imprisonment for up to 5 years.

The pre-trial investigation is ongoing. Possible other persons involved in the crime are being identified.

Procedural guidance is provided by the Sumy Regional Prosecutor's Office.