Security service of Ukraine: Ternopil city Council was going to sell the historic building at a lower price (updated)

СБУ: мэрия Тернополя собиралась продать историческое здание по заниженной цене (обновлено)

An open case of abuse of official position.

The security service of Ukraine said on preventing the illegal sale of a historic building of the former railway hospital in the street of Ivan Franko in Ternopil.

This was reported by the press service of the Ministry reported on Tuesday.

The consequence considers that the building cost 15 million UAH was going to sell at a discount to the current tenant under the fictitious repair of separate premises.

In September 2017 the Executive Committee of the city Council allowed the company affiliated with a former local official, reconstruction of the leased property. The contractor filed documents stating that the restoration of the building has spent nearly UAH 4 million, but, as found by the SBU, no repairs therefore not carried out.

To prevent the sale of the building, it seized.

The actions of the officials of the city Council, which may be involved in the scheme are checked in the framework of criminal proceedings under article 364 (abuse of official position) the Criminal code.

Update. Ternopil city Council argues that the message of Prosecutor’s office about the hospital of railwaymen is not true.

In a press-service of the city hall reported that the building of the former railway hospital is located in the municipal ownership of Ternopil city territorial community. Ternopil city Council only identified the possibility of privatization of the object, but the procedure is not implemented, the contract of sale is concluded.

“Ternopil city Council takes actions on privatization of municipal property in accordance with the requirements of the law of Ukraine “On privatization of state and municipal property” and on the basis of the decision “On privatization of state and municipal property” on the inclusion of the object in the list, which is subject to privatization, adopted at the session of the Ternopil city Council No. 7/ 35/199 from 06.06.2019 year. During the preparation of object for privatization by the tenant provided documents about the conducted works on improvement of object – the Technical conclusion of construction expertise and expert opinion of the appraiser about the value of the integral improvements of the property. State architectural and construction Inspectorate of Ukraine confirmed conformity of the completed object project documentation and confirmed its readiness to operate an appropriate certificate”, – stated in the message.

It is alleged that all actions of the Ternopol city Council occur within the existing law, “and common allegations of the prosecution – does not correspond to the reality and circumstances of the case”.