State Bureau of Investigation detains head of Kyiv military enlistment office: He was forging documents for evaders


SBI employees detained the head of the Kyiv district Territorial Centre for Recruitment and Social Support. He was an accomplice of the head of one of the departments of the Headquarters of the Land Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, whom the Bureau exposed on a large-scale corruption scheme for smuggling citizens of military age abroad on 3 August 2023.

Following the scheme, the men were issued a fictitious documents package about being supposedly unfit for military service. The favour cost $10,000.

The State Bureau of Investigation employees recorded accomplices receiving money from several conscripts.

Detainees were notified of suspicion of illegal movement of persons across the state border of Ukraine

The article provides for up to 9 years of imprisonment.

In addition, one of the sources reported that the chief of one of the Ukrainian Ground Forces’ administration headquarters, who also serves as a head of one of the Kyiv City Military Administration’s departments, was placed in custody with the possibility bail of almost 2,000,000 hryvnias.

A petition was submitted to choose a preventive measure for the head of the Kyiv District Territorial Centre for Recruitment and Social Support.

The pre-trial investigation is ongoing. Other facts and persons possibly involved in the commission of criminal offences are being established.

Procedural guidance is provided by the Office of the Prosecutor General.