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MIA-Ukraine initiated one more criminal proceedings related to Mr.Dmitry Firtash
09.06.2015 | 06:02

It was announced by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.

“Last week MIA initiated one more criminal proceedings related to Firtash. This case is about abuse of office by the staff of NAK “Neftegas-Ukraine” (National Joint Stock Company “Naftogas of Ukraine”). We suspect that former executives of NAK “Neftegas” acted in collusion with executives and owners of “RosUkrEnergo” and “Group DF” (owned mostly by D.Firtash). “Centragas Holding AG”,member of “Group DF”, owns 50% of “RosUkrEnergo” and Russian company “Gasprom” owns other 50%” – noted Minister Avakov.

At the end of 2010 the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce judged the dispute between “RosUkrEnergo” and NAK “Neftegas-Ukraine” and ruled that NAK “Neftegas” must return to “RosUkrEnergo” 12.1 billions cubic metres of gas in the Ukrainian underground gas storage.

“This anti-Ukrainian decision of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce was possible only due to collusion of the NAK “Neftegas” executives with Firtash and Co. We assume that it was done at the direction of the leadership of the Ukraine at that time. Then NAK executives sharply and unexpectedly changed their position in the court and lost the dispute. It cost Ukraine billions and billions!” – stated Minister of Internal Affairs.

According to Arsen Avakov Department of Criminal investigation of MIA received new evidence related to this criminal collusion.

“We initiated criminal proceedings. Procedural supervision will be in the hands of the General Prosecutor’s Office (GPU). Jointly with GPU we manage investigation of this extremely important for Ukraine criminal case. I believe that investigation of such large-scale abuses must be in the center of public attention” – stressed head of MIA.

To remind: MIA have already informed about criminal investigation against executives of Ostchem Group (owner – Dmitry Firtash). They are accused of causing losses to the State in the amount of UAH 5.742 billion.

Press-service of MIA-Ukraine


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