"A two-month operation aimed at recording corrupt criminal activities of a group of persons, including a senior official at the Kirovohrad region prosecutor's office, has ended today. Over the past two months, the official through an intermediary extorted and received in parts a $6,500 bribe for the adoption of procedural decisions in person's favor.
"A few hours ago, both the prosecutor and the intermediary were apprehended by our investigators and prosecutors together with SBU operatives while receiving the last part of the bribe amounting to $3,300.
"At the moment, operatives are carrying out searches of prosecutor's working place and apartments of the involved persons. More than $5,000 and 50,000 hryvnias (approx. $1,960) have been seized by now.
"Very soon, they will be notified of suspicion of an offense under part 4 of article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. No doubt, we will ask the court to remand both defendants in custody," he wrote.