KP “Kyivpasstrans” has ordered the largest batch of railway equipment for electric transport over the past 7 years. In order for 130.84 million budget hryvnias to be taken away by the “favorite supplier” – TS Trade Ukraine LLC, 27 items of equipment of various categories were “squeezed” into the list of goods for this purchase. This angered market participants, because it made it impossible for a company that produces certain types of goods to take part in the tender. All remarks were ignored in Kyivpastrans and, without waiting for the conclusions of the State Audit Service, they signed an agreement with a company that appears in several criminal proceedings as a scam company for laundering budget money. For understanding, TS Trade Ukraine has extensive friendly, family and business ties that lead, in particular, to the head of the Southwestern Economic Court of Appeal Natalia Bogatskaya, the scandalous family of people’s deputies-regionals Landykov, ex-official Sergey Tigipko and wife Viktor and Elena Pinchukov.
concluded an agreement with TS Trade Ukraine LLC (**) for the supply of railway equipment. The contract price was UAH 130.84 million.
“TS Trade Ukraine” will earn on “Kyivpastrans”
TS Trade Ukraine LLC will have to deliver the goods by the end of 2023 to the address of the Path Service of the KP “Kyivpasstrans” on the street. Pavel Usenko, 7/9.
The purchase was accompanied by the demands of three potential participants to amend the terms of the tender, namely, to divide the purchase into lots. These companies unanimously noted that the combination of such a quantity of railway equipment in one purchase makes it impossible for manufacturers of certain groups of goods to take part in the tender, which violates their rights to fair competition. None of these requirements was satisfied by Kyivpasstrans, and the enterprise did not want to make any concessions.
In the case of this tender, the State Audit Service decided to intervene, which at the end of February 2023 announced the start of procurement monitoring. As of March 6, ProZorro’s auditors’ findings have not yet been published.
History of purchases of railway equipment by Kyivpasstransom According to the public analytics moduleB.I.Prozorro
, since the introduction of the ProZorro system (since August 2016), Kyivpasstrans has concluded 24 contracts for the supply of rails, sleepers and components in the amount of UAH 416.13 million. The current purchase is the largest of all time, before that the most expensive was the 2021 contract at the price of UAH 62.24 million.
was registered in 2017 in Dnipro. The authorized capital of the company is UAH 50,000. The main activity is non-specialized wholesale trade. The founders are Alexey Morshchagin and Alexey Slyusarev. The leader is Mikhail Kogan. TS Trade Ukraine LLC is part of the business group of the Morshchagin family, the key person of which is Alexey Morshchagin with a Donetsk residence permit. The group’s companies, of which there are nine, operate in the field of trade, production of metal products and footwear. The main asset of the group is TS Trade Ukraine LLC, which is the official distributor of global companies producing goods for the railway and urban electric transport. In 2021 TS Trade Ukraine privatizedunified property complex of SE “Dnipropetrovsk body for the certification of railway transport
» Ministry of Infrastructure. Much more interesting are the personal contacts of the owners of TS Trade Ukraine LLC. Alexey Morshchagin, after data
Media, is a roommate of Natalia Bogatskaya – the head of the South-Western Economic Court of Appeal.Alexey Morshchagin’s father – Valery Morshchagin – in 2002-2009 was the founder of LLC “Donbass Plus
“. The latter belongs to the brothers, deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the previous convocations from the Party of Regions – Vladimir (V and VI convocations) and Valentin (II, IV-VII convocations) Landiks. The Landykov family during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych was widely known not only for its political activities, but also for numerous scandals. So, in March 2011, according to the statements of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Lugansk, the guard of Vladimir Landik beat the traffic police inspector. And in July of the same year, his son Roman Landik, also a member of the Party of Regions and a deputy of the Lugansk City Council, publicly beat a girl in a Lugansk restaurant. In 2012, Roman Landik was sentenced to three years in prison with release from punishment on probation for 2 years, however, in 2015, the Svatovsky District Court of the Lugansk region canceled
the verdict found Roman Landik not guilty, and the case was closed. The second co-owner of TS Trade Ukraine LLC – Alexey Slyusarev – in 2014 ran for
to parliament from the Strong Ukraine party Serhiy Tigipko. In addition, in 2005 Alexey Slyusarev headed Interpipe Ukraine LLC, owned by Viktor and Elena Pinchuk. According to the Clarity Project, TS Trade Ukraine LLC based on the results of public procurement concluded in Ukraine there are 68 contracts for almost UAH 777.75 million. Of this amount, contracts for UAH 322.92 million signed
with the Kyivpastrans metropolitan enterprise, another UAH 177.65 million – with the branch “Production Support Center” of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia”. TS Trade Ukraine LLC appears in two criminal proceedings, in which it is listed as a company with signs of fictitiousness. So, according to the materials of the production of the Office of the Prosecutor General (production No. 42018000000002200
dated 09/03/2018), the branch “Panyutinsky Car Repair Plant” and “Stryisky Car Repair Plant” of PJSC “Ukrainian Railway” ordered spare parts from several contractors, one of which is LLC “TS Trade Ukraine”. A similar scheme is being investigated in the proceedings of the Investigative Committee of the Federal Republic of the State Fiscal Service in the Zaporozhye region (proceeding No. 62019080000000365 of 08/07/2019). Investigatorsestablished
that one of the contractors of the Passenger Company branch of Ukrainian Railways JSC, MZ Quick LLC, evaded taxes due to the inclusion in its reporting of non-existent transactions with enterprises “with signs of fictitiousness”, among which, again, “lit up” LLC “MS Trade Ukraine”.KP “Kyivpasstrans » was founded in 2011 by the city council. Since August 30, 2016 it has been managed byDmitry Levchenko
As KV has repeatedly reported, Kyivpasstrans regularly appears in corruption scandals that become the subject of criminal investigations. In particular, the Main Investigation Department of the National Police is looking for evidence that the officials of the Kyivpastrans KP were engaged in embezzlement and embezzlement of budgetary funds when purchasing modern waiting pavilions with built-in garbage bins in 2017, as well as services for the overhaul of buildings and structures.
In addition, since September 2020, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has been investigating the facts of possible theft of funds by the leadership of the Kyivpastrans KP. Preliminarily, we are talking about the cooperation of the said enterprise with at least 8 companies, to which the communal “transport workers” have transferred about UAH 406 million over the past three and a half years. The enterprise is subordinate to the Department of Transport Infrastructure of the Kyiv City State Administration (KSCA), headed from September 1, 2021Ruslan Kandibor
. From April 25, 2016 to April 25, 2017, this department was headed bySergey Maizel from August 4, 2017 to December 3, 2018 —Sergey Simonov from August 13, 2019 to October 31, 2019 —Ivan Fedorov and from February 6, 2020 to April 5, 2021 –Valentin Osipov . Between the appointments of directors, the duties of the head were performed by the first deputy director of this structureIvan Shpilevoy
* KP “Kyivpasstrans” (EDRPOU code: 31725604)
** MS Trade Ukraine LLC (EDRPOU code: 41470176) Alena Momot, translation
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