KIEV, February 13 – RIA Novosti. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau opened a criminal case on the fact of possible waste of funds and fraud by officials of NJSC Naftogaz and JSC Ukrtransgaz.
“Based on the results of the consideration, we inform that the National Bureau received the decision of the investigating judge of the High Anti-Corruption Court dated January 27, 2021, which obliges the authorized persons of the National Bureau to enter the relevant statements of criminal offense in the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations on the basis of a statement in accordance with which the applicant indicates the facts possible illegal actions on the part of authorized persons of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine and JSC Ukratransgaz regarding the possible acquisition of someone else's property or the acquisition of the right to property by deception or abuse of trust (fraud) carried out on an especially large scale, “the copy of the NABU response says. published by the agency “Ukrainian News”.
Investigation began on February 2.
As the agency writes, on January 15, by e-mail, NABU received a statement that officials of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine and JSC Ukrtransgaz committed criminal offenses under the articles “fraud”, “misappropriation, embezzlement of property or taking possession of it through abuse of office”, “illegal seizure of enterprise property”, “legalization, laundering of funds obtained by criminal means”, “tax evasion”, “financing of terrorism” of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
It is clarified that as part of the verification of the circumstances set forth in the statements of the citizen, the NABU employees investigated court decisions in economic cases related to the implementation of the agreement of 09.21.1999 on the transfer of natural gas in the amount of 305 million cubic meters, concluded between JSC Ukrtransgaz and JSC Ukrenergosbyt “.