“The stew business”: the former vice-governor of Odessa region and officials of the military administration stole UAH 7 million on only one contract

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"Stew business": former vice-governor of Odessa region and officials of the military administration stole UAH 7 million on just one contract

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The details of the investigative actions that were carried out yesterday, February 2, in relation to the former deputy chairman of the Odessa Regional Military Administration Oleg Muratov, the director of the regional department of finance Marina Zinchenko and a number of other persons, were told by the acting. head of the National Police Ivan Vyhivsky, Dumskaya reports.

According to him, according to only one contract for the purchase of food, the defendants earned more than 7 million UAH.

Investigators are engaged in the case Main Investigation Department of the National Police and employees of the Strategic Investigation Department of the NPU in Odessa region.

According to the investigation, on the basis of the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On ensuring the urgent needs of the population in the conditions of martial law” Odessa region was allocated 500 million UAH for purchase of food (part of it went to Mykolaiv region as part of Neighbours"project) and another 106 with more than million — for purchase of special equipment and  military uniforms for divisions of territorial defense and volunteer formations.

"Instead of directing the funds allocated by the government of Ukraine to the needs of the local population and the military, the officials of the regional military administration developed a scheme for appropriation: they bought goods at prices that were significantly higher than market prices, and the resulting difference was distributed among all participants deals", — marked in message.

Criminal proceedings are being investigated according to Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. For appropriation, embezzlement of property or acquisition of it by abuse of official position, you may face imprisonment for seven to twelve years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or to engage in certain activities for up to three years  and confiscation of property.

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"Dumskaya" recalls that we are talking about the purchase for the Nikolaev region of several tens of thousands of cans of stew — without a tender and at inflated prices.

Oleg Muratov is also involved in a bribe case.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga 

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