Everyday life of Ukrainian politics: the investigators of the military Prosecutor’s office with the assistance of fighters of special forces of KORD made a door in the Central office of the state border service of Ukraine, tied up the guard and began to mass searches.
According to Ukrainian media, searches also took place in the Western regional office and Topscom the frontier. Searched, including the office of the first Deputy head of the SBS Basil Serwatka. The reason for the RAID on the border guards became “investigative actions in criminal proceedings on the facts of illegal deforestation on the territory of chop border guard”. Put simply — the state border service was accused of organizing smuggling. The journalist Roman Bochkala revealed to the public details of the case. Pornored chop of Zakarpattya, under the guise of land-cut down 7 thousand trees in the border area and sold them to Slovakia. The damage caused to the state amounted to 19 million. The case against the two captains of the chop border guard authority that issued the business “health tickets” on the felling of valuable trees was instituted at the SBU at the end of July. Apparently now the Prosecutor’s office had suspected that the Transcarpathian border guards said the “Kush” with the Central office of the border service in Kiev.
Recall that in July 2015, President Poroshenko dismissed the leadership of Mukachevo and chop border guard detachments for the reason that they could not stop the flow of contraband through the Western border. Chop border guard was considered one of the most corrupt, “Practically in the open, anyone can approach the head of the UPU “salovka” or the “yew” or even the aforementioned chief of intelligence Kovalenko, and agree for the money to smuggle across the border anything. Smuggling of cigarettes and illegal immigrants here roof top leadership chop squad and Lviv generals… All signs and bridges divided between different organized crime groups, which are $ 130 for a box of cigarettes and $ 1000 per illegal immigrant quietly cross the frontier line. And the main task of border guards is not to protect the state border, and estimate the number of contraband goods, which, God forbid, will be by cash.” – wrote local journalists.
A change of management has not helped: in November of the same year, Chop border guard came back into the crime reports. Employees of internal security found that nine soldiers of the division “palad’ -Komarivtsi” of chop border guard was involved in smuggling: they helped smuggler transporting cigarettes in Slovakia.
However, the current mass searches in the Central office of the state border service press Secretary Oleg Slobodyan called populism. “It’s more like a show, no need to act in such a way was not. Investigators of military Prosecutor’s office had passes issued by the administration,” he said.
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