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 Naftohaz deputy CEO Pereloma placed on remand, 80 million hryvnia bail being alternative

The Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv has arrested Odesa Port Plant supervisory board chairman Serhii Pereloma, suspected of embezzling the company's funds.

The court has also set bail in the amount of 80 million hryvnia (approx. $3.22 million), Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"The motion is to be partially upheld, a pre-trial restraint in the form of remand shall be applied... bail in the amount of 80 million hryvnia shall be set," the judge ruled.

Pereloma is to be held in custody until Sept. 9.

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According to the suspect, he does not possess the specified amount of bail and intends to appeal against the ruling.

"Be it 8, 18, 89 million, or a billion - there is no difference. I do not have that much money. The only way out is to file an appeal," he said after the court's decision was announced.

At 10:50 a.m., Pereloma left the court, accompanied by guards.

As previously reported, Naftohaz first deputy CEO Pereloma and Odesa Port Plant deputy CEO Shchurykov were detained on July 14 on suspicion of property embezzlement.

Naftohaz Ukrainy NJSC has confirmed the information about the detention of its top manager Serhii Pereloma, noting that the case is not connected to Pereloma's work in Naftohaz.

Later, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office stated it would ask for at least 205 million hryvnia in bail for Pereloma and Shchurykov.
 
 
 
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