The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine is looking for suspects in criminal proceedings no.The founder of Techtrade Group LLC Alexander Volodovenko (10/22/1964), Bogdan Zhuk (06/09/1963), the founder of Galneft LLC (04/12/1946) (02/01/1956) were put on the wanted list. All of them are suspects under Part 5 of Article 191 of the Criminal Code.
In September, NABU and SAPO reported on suspicion of taking property and funds of PJSC Ukrnafta in the amount of more than UAH 13.3 billion 8 people. According to the investigation, during March-August 2015, a number of LLCs were declared winners in oil auctions. PJSC Ukrnafta concluded sale and purchase agreements with them and supplied raw materials in the amount of UAH 10.7 billion.
NABU announced a search in the case of Ukrnafta
According to the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers, the supply of oil is carried out only after full payment by the customer, that is, Ukrnafta had no legal grounds to supply products without receiving funds in full. Despite this, raw materials were supplied and processed at the Kremenchug Oil Refinery, and the manufactured petroleum products were sold at gas stations throughout the country.
In addition, in July 2015, Ukrnafta entered into 52 contracts for the purchase of petroleum products with another LLC with delivery dates until the end of 2015, paying in advance their cost in the amount of more than UAH 2.57 billion. Later, additional agreements were concluded, according to which the delivery time was extended until the end of 2018. However, in the end, Ukrnafta never received oil products. As the detectives established, the spent funds were withdrawn abroad to the accounts of a number of offshore companies.
Thus, the total amount of property and seized funds for two episodes is more than UAH 13.3 billion.
We remind you that, based on the materials of the criminal proceedings, the National Bureau achieved through the court the annulment of 60 agreements for almost UAH 3 billion, concluded between PJSC Ukrnafta and one of the companies supplying oil products – Kotlas LLC. In addition, thanks to NABU investigations, more than UAH 3.5 billion has already been reimbursed to Ukrnafta. These funds were received to pay off the debt that arose as a result of the illegal actions of a number of persons. Draft reports of suspicion were drawn up in the fall of 2019 and signed only after the appointment of the newly elected head of the SAP.
It is noteworthy that, according to the investigation, the companies with which oil supply agreements were concluded are associated with the companies of the Privat group.
NABU showed schemes for the misappropriation of Ukrnafta funds by the Privat group