The Court chose a preventive measure against the organizer and participants of the land expropriation of the Kyiv Hydroelectric Station


On January 19, the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv chose a preventive measure for those suspected in organizing a scheme for seizing land of critical infrastructure of the Kyiv Hydroelectric Station. The suspects were trying to seize 300 hectares of land that worth more than UAH 1 billion.

For all four suspects the court chose a preventive measure in the form of detention with the possibility of bail:

almost UAH 350 million for the organizer of the illegal scheme;

almost UAH 45 million  for two accomplices,

UAH 20 million for another participant of the illegal scheme.

It should be reminded that the employees of the State Bureau of Investigation  together with the Department of Strategic Investigations of the National Police of Ukraine, during the attempt to leave the country, detained the organizer of the scheme of illegal acquisition of the lands on which the hydro-technical facilities of the Kyiv Hydroelectric Station are located.

Three more members of the criminal organization were also detained in different regions of Ukraine.

They received suspicions of illegal acquisition of more than 7 hectares of land on which hydro-technical structures of critical infrastructure are located.

Moreover, the investigation proposed for consideration by the court of detention in custody with the possibility of bail in the amount of UAH 700 million and UAH 500 million. The financial condition of the suspects and their ability to hide from the investigation had been taken into account.

Within the framework of this criminal proceeding, the involvement of the suspected persons in the seizure of about 300 hectares of land with an estimated value of UAH 1.1 billion is being investigated.

The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.