NABS suspects six people in the theft of 54 million. Among them, Babin and Bernatsky

НАБУ подозревает шесть человек в хищении 54 млн грн. Среди них Бабин и Бернацкая

Detectives of the National anti-corruption Bureau has reported the suspected misappropriation of 54,179 million UAH from the state budget of six persons. About this January 23, informed the press service of the Bureau.

The Ministry said that the reported about suspicion to the former government Plenipotentiary for European court on human rights (ECHR), the former first Deputy Minister of justice, the beneficiary of a private company and three persons close to former people’s Deputy of Ukraine.

Actions suspects qualified under part 5 of article 191, part 3 of article 209 (assignment, waste of property or taking to them by abuse of official position” and “legalization (laundering) of the incomes received by a criminal way) the Criminal code of Ukraine.

According to law enforcement agencies, the suspects in the 2013-2016 period organized scheme with the use of applications to the ECtHR, thus, misguiding the European organization, not placing it in the fame of all the circumstances of legal disputes.

“In September 2013, the representative of LLC “Golden Mandarin oil” controlled by the former people’s Deputy of Ukraine, at his direction, prepared and sent vespch statement on recovery from the state budget of Ukraine 54,179 million UAH as unpaid arrears from PJSC “Kyivenergo” to the company for the storage of fuel oil, which is supposedly from 2009, the Executive service was not performed. However, as found by the detectives NAB in the course of pre-trial investigation, despite the decision of the court in their favor, “Golden Mandarin oil” for its implementation in the Executive service are not addressed. This fact, however, the ECHR said. As well as concealed from the European Institute of the fact of cession to JSC “Kyivenergo” for the benefit of another private company, also affiliated with ex-people Deputy of the organizer of the scheme that occurred during the six months before applying to the ECHR,” – said the press service.

In the future, to support the case to the ECHR the former people’s Deputy agreed with the leadership of the Ministry of justice of Ukraine, with the assistance which government Commissioner for the ECHR to prepare a Declaration on a friendly settlement of the dispute on the basis of which undertook to pay in favour of controlled by the people’s Deputy “Golden Mandarin” OYL of 54.17 million UAH from the state budget of Ukraine for obligations that arose between two individuals. In February 2016, the Ministry of justice of Ukraine has transferred the specified sum of money, say in NABOO.

The Bureau was investigating the facts since June of 2017, said the press service.

The Ministry reported that a number of the suspects have expressed willingness to cooperate with the investigation and to give incriminating testimony on the circumstances of the criminal offense.

“Golden Mandarin oil” is associated with the former people’s Deputy from “popular front” George Legwinski, said “Ukrainian truth”.

“RBC-Ukraine” with reference to sources in the NAB, says that the suspicion was handed to the former first Deputy justice Minister Natalia Bernatsky and former representative of the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the ECHR Boris Babin.

The latter said on 22 January that “employees of NABOO tried to give” him suspicion. “I regard this as the highest recognition of its activities in the years 2014-2020 to counter the aggressor. Suicidal intent does not have to go to the Crimea or the Russian Federation as well. Fighting mood”, – he noted.

The Bernatsky 23 Jan wrote in Facebook that she acted within the law to reduce the level of debt on the decisions of the ECHR.

“On Monday, at a certain time, again will try to explain in NABOO that the implementation of the decisions of the European court of human rights is not a loss, but the fulfillment of international obligations of Ukraine. But it’s probably useless, because you expect a speedy trial to finally put an end”, she added.