Criminal case initiated against management of Firtash companies for embezzlement of public funds - Avakov


The Interior Ministry has opened criminal proceedings regarding the fact of abuse of power and embezzlement of budgetary funds by officials of Dmytro Firtash's OSTCHEM group of companies.

This was announced by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

According to Avakov, the actions of officials of public joint stock companies Azot, Rіvneazot, Concern Stirol, Azot Severodonetsk Association are considered such that led to theft of funds from the state in the amount of 2.3 billion UAH ($88 million).

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The proceedings are initiated under Art. 191 of Criminal Code of Ukraine, Part 5 (large scale embezzlement).

"Today the Main Investigation Department of the Interior Ministry is considering materials turned up by operatives and investigators. Such mockery of the state is impossible to tolerate! The case has been opened, the materials are being transferred to the procedural authorities and determining the investigative jurisdiction to the Prosecutor General's Office. It is a time to gather stones ..." the head of the Interior Ministry said.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n331113