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State institution officials purchase medicines of questionable quality for national sport teams of Ukraine

The sports officials organized an illegal scheme to appropriate budget funds when purchasing medicines for the needs of national sport teams of Ukraine.

The SBU operatives established, that the officials of state institution “Management teams and providing sports events “Ukrsportzabezpechennya”, operating in the area of governance of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, in an unlawful manner procured over UAH 8 million worth medicines from a private entity.

In the framework of criminal proceeding initiated under Part 5 Art. 191 (Misappropriation, embezzlement or conversion of property by malversation) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, it was established, that the products procured have nothing to do with medicines. In addition, part of the so-called medicines, which were given to athletes, did not pass certification in the National Anti-Doping Center.

Such actions of the officials resulted in Ukraine budget loss of over UAH 8 million and jeopardized inclusion of national teams to international sports competition due to absence of doping-control certificate.

The Chief Doctor of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine was served a notice of suspicion of committing the crime; the issue of choosing a measure of restraint is being decided.

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

The special operation was conducted by the SBU Department of Economic Counter-Intelligence Protection of the State's Interests jointly with Kyiv local prosecutor’s office №7.

 SBU Press Centre


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