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SBU reveals Uzhhorod city council officials who “settle” land issues for money

The SBU together with the Prosecutor's Office revealed Uzhhorod city council officials, who systematically blackmailed businessmen to “settle” land issues.

The law enforcers established that officials through the intermediary demanded 45,000 UAH, from a businessman for helping him buy a plot of land. Previously the businessman rented this land, built a shopping and leisure center and intended to buy it at a market-price.

The SBU officers detained the intermediary in the center of Uzhhorod in one of the cafes while taking a part of a bribe of 20,000 UAH.

A criminal case under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine was launched.

Urgent investigative actions to bring city council officials to responsibility are under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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