Police spokesperson Natalia Kalynovska told Censor.NET.
According to her, a private company CEO reported to the police that the plant's deputy director and head of a department were extorting 1.5 million hryvnia from him for their fulfillment of the plant's contractual obligations otherwise threatening to fall behind delivery terms.
The investigation found that the private firm and the plant signed a contract for the supply of electrical equipment. The private company CEO also had contractual customer commitments, violation of which entailed substantial penalties.
Kalynovska added that being aware of these commitments, the plant's deputy director demanded to pay him 1.5 million hryvnia otherwise refusing to deliver the equipment in time which would make the private company pay heavy delay damages.
"The plant's deputy director and department head were detained while accepting about one million hryvnia today, Feb. 28. The law enforcers are carrying out searches at the offices of the detainees," Kalynovska said.
A source close to the investigation told Censor.NET on condition of anonymity that Electrotyazhmash SE was meant. It is the only Ukraine's enterprise which designs and manufactures high-power hydrogenerators, hydrogenerator-motors, turbogenerators for thermal and nuclear power plants as well as electric motors.
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