Ukrainian commander arrested for a million UAH bribe for cargo frontline crossings


September 22, 2015

Go to Politnavigator to watch the video of the phone call

Translated by Kristina Rus

Wire taps: heroes of Ukraine take 200 thousand UAH for a truckload of sugar at border crossings 

Chief military prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios released intercepted phone conversations of the detained on suspicion in receiving a bribe of a million UAH commander of the 28th separate mechanized brigade, he announced on Facebook.

The investigative activities were carried out by the military counterintelligence of SBU [did not share with the SBU? – tr.].

According to Matios, the detained combat confirmed this conversation with merchants from DPR.

“The suspect confirmed the fact of this conversation. The law must be the law! One for all. No exceptions. Read and listen. To better understand the context of the conversation — “100” is 100 thousand UAH, “120” — 120 thousand for a truck”, — the prosecutor noted. During the telephone conversation, the commander revealed the amount of the bribe per truck crossing the line of demarcation in the area of the ATO.

In particular, according to the military prosecutor, for allowing the passage of two trucks the sum is 120 thousand UAH: combat Pushkar was supposed to get 110 thousand UAH, and the accessory – 10 thousand. The truck with the sugar, in turn, was estimated to be at least 200 thousand UAH.

As reported by “Politnavigator”, yesterday evening, military counterintelligence of Security Service of Ukraine [SBU], the special division of “Alpha” and the investigators from the military prosecutor’s office of the Southern region detained the commander of a battalion of the 28th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on suspicion in receiving a bribe of 1 million 100 thousand UAH.

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