NABU and SAPO have filed an indictment to court regarding two officials, who illegally leased the assets of Boryspil International Airport SE.
The suspects include:
- former SE Head - Part 2 Article 364 (abuse of authority or office);
- Head of the Leasing Department - Part 5 Article 27, Part 2 Article 364.
As established by the NABU Detectives, from 2014 until 2019, the officials of Boryspil International Airport illegally leased its premises to business entities at reduced prices and beyond tender. As the property belongs to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, the State Property Fund of Ukraine has the right to lease it under the relevant tender procedure only.
As a result of such illegal actions, the SE lost more than UAH 16.5 million in terms of just two premises. The conclusion of preliminary agreements was stopped only after NABU had interfered and relevant recommendations had been given.
NABU was investigating the abovementioned facts from June 2019 until February 2021. In September 2020, officials were given notices of suspicion.
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.