"On March 14, 2015 the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office using materials of the Security Service of Ukraine initiated criminal proceedings regarding the facts of extortion and receiving bribes by certain law enforcement officials for issuing permits to pass through the entry and exit control points of the temporarily uncontrolled territory of the Donetsk region. On March 19 as a result of activities conducted by investigators of the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office and the SBU caught group coordinator of one of the sectors of the anti-terrorist operation, SBU Colonel receiving undue profit for issuing a party of permits. In the course of investigative actions confiscated more than 120 thousand hryvnia (apart from the bribe itself) were confiscated in his office and the place of temporary residence," the statement reads.
"Kramatorsk City Court granted the request of the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office and detained the senior military officer. The corruption scheme of illegal enrichment has been destroyed, steps are being taken to establish and prosecute its other participants," the statement concludes.