Three suspected of corruption at Chornomorsk sea port

NABU and SAPO have exposed three persons who attempted to obtain undue advantage to influence the director of the State Enterprise "Chornomorsk Commercial Sea Port" to make a decision in the interests of a private company.

As established, in 2020, the head of the legal unit of the Chornomorsk sea port, in collusion with a former freelance advisor to the port director and the director of one of the contractors, offered an entrepreneur to provide USD 424,000. In return they promised to facilitate the signing of an agreement between the port and the company to transfer the right to claim a debt in favor of another enterprise.

All three have been notified of suspicion, their actions falling under Part 2 Art. 28, Part 2 Art. 369-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The investigation is ongoing.

According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered not-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.