Oleksii Momot has been released on bail of 5 million hryvnia ($196,078), Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine.
"I hope that the investigation will be correct and passed to a competent investigative body, to the National Agency on preventing corruption, and it would be unbiased. This case is handled by the prosecution office of the Kyiv region, which, as my defenders noted, has no right to handle it because the amount of bribe that I allegedly demanded is much more than the amount that could be handled by the prosecutor's office of the Kyiv region," Momot commented.
According to him, the bail has been posted by two MPs, local entrepreneurs, and ordinary citizens.
"It was very unexpected, I am so grateful to everyone," Momot said.
Earlier, SBU apprehended Vyshhorod Mayor Momot for extortion of €1 million bribe.