Kyiv: SBU exposes corrupt high-ranking Army official
The SBU officers exposed one of the heads of the Main Directorate for Moral and Psychological Support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Special service operatives found that the colonel requested USD 1,000 from a female officer. For this amount, the criminal promised to assist the serviceman in appointing her to a higher position. SBU operatives documented receiving of the first part of the unlawful benefit amounting to USD 300.
Law enforcers detained the offender near a military base in Vasilkovsky district of the Kyiv region, after receiving USD 700, the second part of the bribe.
At present, the issues about serving a notice of suspicion of committing a crime stipulated by under Part 3 Article 369-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and choosing a measure of restraint against the criminal, his removal from office, are being settled.
Pre-trial investigation is under way.
The operation was conducted under the procedural supervision of the Main Military Prosecutor's Office.
SBU Press Centre
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