The SBI reported another suspicion to former Security Service of Ukraine general, who is hiding abroad


The SBI employees under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor General's Office reported suspicion to a former general of the Security Service of Ukraine, who, as the head of a state-owned enterprise during 2019-2021, fraudulently seized more than UAH 3.2 million.

It was established that in 2019 the official headed one of the state-owned enterprises, but decided to work for the Security Service of Ukraine.

Instead of resigning from the state enterprise, the man informed the employees of the accounting and reporting department of the enterprise that he was allegedly called up for military service in the Security Service of Ukraine.

At the same time, he was not conscripted to the Security Service of Ukraine therefore he had to resign from his previous job. However, due to the false information he provided, the state enterprise continued to pay him salary as a conscripted serviceman.

Thus, he simultaneously received salary both at the state enterprise (approximately UAH 160 thousand per month) and at the SSU. The losses caused to the state amounted to UAH 3.2 million.

The former SSU general was served a notice of suspicion of fraud committed on a large scale (Part 4 Article 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the article provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 12 years with confiscation of property.

The Pechersk District Court in absentia imposed on the suspect a measure of restraint in the form of detention.

It should be reminded that earlier the person was served by the State Bureau of Investigations a notice of suspicion of misappropriation, embezzlement or misappropriation of property by abuse of office and abuse of power or office (Part 4 Art. 191, Part 2 Art. 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The suspect was put on the international wanted list. According to the investigation, he is in the territory of the Republic of Serbia. The State Bureau of Investigation sent documents for the extradition of the suspect.

In 2018, he held the position of Director of the State Enterprise "Center for organizational, technical and information support of the Zone of Alienation". It was established that in this position he signed a knowingly economically unprofitable contract with a fictitious enterprise. This caused serious consequences for the State Enterprise and was made for the benefit of third parties.