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 "This is provocation linked to construction project in University's territory," - NAU's Kharchenko on accusations of bribery

Acting Rector of Kyiv’s National Aviation University Volodymyr Kharchenko is convinced the case against him has been fabricated.

Kharchenko said it in his exclusive commentary to Hromadske radio, Censor.NET reports.

"I'm in emergency hospital. I had a hypertensive crisis during the apprehension and was taken to hospital. As for my extorting or accepting anything, this is a provocation.

"Moreover, I am the one who launched anti-corruption activities at National Aviation University, did my best to block corruption channels. We started to renovate premises, purchase equipment. We have enough money on the accounts of university. The university began to revive. This is about the election campaign. At this point, I think, we witnessed a show," Kharchenko said.

See more: National Aviation University acting rector caught receiving 100,000 euros in bribe. PHOTOS

The incident may also have been provoked by the fact Kharchenko opposed the construction of a residential complex in the territory of the university.

"What is this fuss about? It's about the construction in the territory of the university. You may come and see it yourself. A massive residential complex and a stadium. The construction is underway, the documents were signed by the previous leadership. It's impossible to stop it now. There are certain commitments. In fact, the university must obtain 10 percent of the apartments but obtains just 3.8 percent. No one knows where the rest has gone," he remarked.

See more: State Land Cadastre official detained accepting $3,000 in bribe, - Lutsenko. PHOTO

Another reason behind the case, according to Kharchenko, is the upcoming election of NAU rector: "They are trying to get rid of me so that I won't run for the post of rector and continue to fight corruption here."

As previously reported, the Security Service of Ukraine detained Acting Rector of Kyiv's National Aviation University Volodymyr Kharchenko while accepting 100,000 euros as a bribe.

See more: SBU nabs State Fiscal Service official Pidhorodynskyi accepting 700,000 hryvnia in bribe. PHOTOS
 
 
 
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