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SBU exposes corrupt senior coach of Ukrainian National underwater sport Team

SBU Main Directorate for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime officials exposed on the bribe the senior coach of the National Team of Ukraine on Underwater Sports and Underwater Activities.

Special service operatives have established that an official who is also an employee of the “UkrSportZabezpechennya" state institution of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, demanded UAH 20,000 from the coach of one of the private sport schools. For this amount, the offender promised participation of his pupils in the European Snorkeling Championship.

Law enforcers detained an official in Kyiv while receiving the entire amount of unlawful benefit.

The issue about serving to the detainee a notice of suspicion of committing a crime, stipulated by Part 3 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and choosing the preventive measure is being settled.

Pre-trial investigation is under way.

The operation to expose the attacker was carried out in conjunction with the investigators of the Pechersk Police Department of the Main Department of the National Police in Kyiv city, under the procedural guidance of the Kyiv Local Prosecutor's Office No. 6.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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