"Fulfilling the task of a law enforcement agency regarding the mentioned person, the border guards have handed him over to the NABU representatives, who indicted him," he said.
Odesa Mayor Hennadii Trukhanov was reportedly detained at Boryspil airport on Feb. 14.
In autumn 2017, NABU twice raided the premises of the Odesa City Council, the mayor’s office and home under probe into road renovation in Odesa on inflated prices and fraud involving assets of the local municipal airport. Trukhanov then said that it was not his apartment but his ex-wife’s that the NABU detectives searched. He also said that several reports on him having citizenships of other countries rather than Ukraine, including the Russian one were fake news.
On Feb. 13, 2018, detectives of Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) brought embezzlement charges in absentia against Trukhanov and three other officials of the mayor's office.