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SBU exposes corrupt employees of Donetsk Medical University

Officers of the SBU Investigative Department jointly with SBU Main Directorate of economic counter-intelligence protection of the state's interests exposed employees of Donetsk National Medical University on bribes.

Security service officers established that the employees extorted the illegal benefit from businesses specialising in selecting and registering foreign students for Ukrainian establishments of higher education. In case of refusal, criminals threatened to obstruct registration of foreign students in the medical university.

In 2018, SBU officers documented the fact of university head receiving two luxury BMW cars valued at over USD 100,000 from a representative of the company, for non-interference in the registration process.

During the authorized investigative actions in Kramatorsk and Kropivnitskyi, where branches of medical university are located, law enforcers discovered and arrested the illegally obtained vehicles.

The Principal of Donetsk National Medical University has been served with a notice of suspicion in committing a crime stipulated by Part 4 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, representative of business corporation - with a notice of suspicion in committing a crime covered by Part 1 Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

In order to establish all persons involved in the illegal mechanism and bring them to criminal responsibility, the investigative actions are under way.

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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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