Censor.NET reports citing the regional prosecutor's office press service.
"The director of the scientific institution accepted 0.5 million hryvnia (approx. $19,232) from the head of a state research enterprise, subordinate to the institute, for avoiding an official check of the company and saving him in the office," Odesa region prosecutor Oleh Zhuchenko noted.
The official estimated the settlement of the issue at 3 million hryvnia (approx. $115,396) and received part of the agreed amount.
Immediate investigative actions are being taken.
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