9 persons were given notices of suspicion of the misappropriation of 15 hectares of land in the suburbs of Kyiv

19.03.2019 00:00

During March 14-19, 2019, nine persons were given notices of suspicion of the misappropriation of especially valuable lands in the Kyiv-Svyatoshinsky District in Kyiv Region, causing losses to the state in the amount of nearly 44 million UAH.

In particular, among suspects there are:

- former Chief Academic-Secretary of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine (the NAAS) (Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 15, Part 5 Article 191, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);

- former Deputy Head of the Main Department of the State Agency of Land Resources of Ukraine in Kyiv Region (Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 15, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);

- former NAAS President (Part 3 Article 27 Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 15 Part 3 Article 27 Part 5 Article 191, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);

- the NAAS Vice-President (Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 15 Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine;

- an employee of the Security Service of Ukraine (Part 3 Article 27 Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 15 Part 3 Article 27, Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);

- Director of the National Scientific Centre (NSC) “Institute of Agriculture” of the NAAS (Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 15 Part 5 Article 191, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);

- former Head of the Department of the NSC “Institute of Agriculture” of the NAAS (Part 5 Article 27 Part 5 Article 191, Part 5 Article 27 Part 3 Article 15 Part 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);

- Head of the Department of Implementation of the NSC “Institute of Agriculture” of the NAAS (Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 15 Article 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);

- former Head of the State Land Cadaster Department of the Main Department of the State Agency of Land Resources of Ukraine in the Kyiv Region (Part 5 Article 191, Part 3 Article 15 Article 5 Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The NABU Detectives revealed that during 2013-2014, suspects initiated a number of decisions, which resulted in more than 15 hectares of state land illegally transferred to private ownership. The plots located in the suburbs of Kiev (Gatne village), which had the status of a particularly valuable land and should have been used exclusively for research purposes.

The decision to allocate such land and change its intended purpose may be taken only by Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine upon submission of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Instead, the NAAS officials, in a conspiracy with officials of the Main Department of the State Agency of Land Resources of Ukraine in the Kyiv Region, ignored the requirements of the laws of Ukraine (Articles 149, 150 of the Land Code of Ukraine). Without the consent of the Cabinet of Ministers and Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, they resolved to agree to terminate the right to permanent use of land plots of the NAAS.

Because of this decision, the land was transferred to the ownership of predetermined persons. Among the recipients of the plots there are not only the suspects and their relatives, but also employees of the SSU, the NAAS officials, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and other authorities. In total, these individuals received 144 plots, of which 138 were already issued property rights.

In order to protect the interests of the State, the NABU Detectives initiated seizing of 144 plots formed at the expense of the illegally seized especially valuable land of the State Enterprise Experimental Farm “Chabany”. The court satisfied sue of the NABU Detectives and the SAPO Prosecutors.

The NABU Detectives started the investigation of these facts in April 2017. Within the framework of the same proceeding, other episodes of the misappropriation of lands in other regions of Ukraine are also investigated.

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

Scheme in HQ: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nab_ukr/46702999464/