The Anti-Corruption Court has considered and partially satisfied a motion filed by the defendant’s lawyer to change the size of the preventive measure.
The Supreme Anti-Corruption Court has reduced the bail of the beneficiary of the Rost company, Roman Balykin, from 2.1m hryvnyas to 780,000 hryvnyas, of which 1.1m hryvnyas was transferred for the needs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Balykin is accused of misappropriating funds during the construction of the Shyrokyy Lun landfill.
This decision was taken on 3 November by a panel of judges of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine, Slovo i Delo reports.
“To satisfy partially the request of the lawyer in the interests of the accused (Roman Balykin – ed.) to change the size of the preventive measure in the form of bail. To reduce the amount of bail for the accused from 2,102,000 UAH to 780,000 UAH. To return to the pledger Trade Center LLC funds in the amount of UAH 1,102,000 and with the consent of the pledger to transfer such funds to a special account for raising funds in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the decision reads.
The remaining UAH 220,000 was returned to another pledger.
We will remind, during the pre-trial investigation established that in 2017-2018, the head of the Main apartment-operation department of the Armed forces of Ukraine (further Main KEU AFU), the head of the Department of construction, reconstruction and overhaul of military facilities of Main KEU AFU and the head of the technical supervision of construction of Main KEU AFU in collusion with the director and the beneficial owner of the private company, organized the acceptance of works and services on the arrangement of the field camp “Shiroky Lan” in Ulyanovka village in Nikolayev region.
Despite the fact that the field camp construction works were not actually performed, the AFU officials still “helped” in recalculating the funds to the company’s accounts.
As a consequence, the state suffered damages in excess of UAH 37 million, which is confirmed by the conclusion of the State Audit Service and the expert examinations carried out in the case.
The actions of former employees of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and representatives of a private company were qualified as crimes punishable under part 5 of article 191, part 1 of article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
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