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 Court sentenced MoD procurement department director Hulevych to home arrest. PHOTO

The Solomianskyi district court of Kyiv has sentenced MoD procurement department director Volodymyr Hulevych, suspected of embezzlement of 149 million hryvnia of public funds, to 24h home arrest.

Censor.NET correspondent reported yesterday from the court room.

See more: Court sentenced Deputy Defense Minister Pavlovkyi to home arrest. PHOTO

The court rejected the prosecutor's motion.

Hulevych has been obliged to appear in court as summoned by investigators, give away his passports, and have no contacts with other suspects. The MoD procurement department director is also obliged to wear an electronic tracking device (a bracelet).

Court sentenced MoD procurement department director Hulevych to home arrest 01

MP Tetiana Chornovol announced in the court room that she is familiar with the case as long as she is a member of Verkhovna Rada committee on national security and defense issues.

She said the committee checked those deals.

"Not a single state agency bought fuel cheaper back then than the Defense Ministry! Even after those additional agreements. Even the NABU [National Anti-Corruption Bureau - ed.] bought the fuel at a higher price," Chornovol said.

She positively characterized Hulevych.

Read more: Prosecutors asking for arrest or 75+ million bail for Pavlovskyi

Earlier, Deputy Secretary of NSDC Oleh Hladkovskyi said he wanted to bail Pavlovskyi out.

The detention of the Defense Ministry officials was commented by the president, who said he would not allow anyone stealing from the army.

On Oct. 11, 2017 NABU detectives together with SAP prosecutors conducted a number of raids that resulted in detention of two people suspected of embezzlement: deputy defense minister and director of State Procurement and Material Supplies Department. Later, it was reported that the detained deputy minister of defense is Lieutenant General Ihor Pavlovskyi.

Head of Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) Nazar Kholodnytskyi told a briefing later that the prosecutors will ask for arrest and a bail in amount of one third of the damage inflicted, i.e. 149 million hryvnia.
 
 
 
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