NABU, SSU detain MP's bodyguard, find ammunition

28.07.2022 00:00

Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, together with operatives of the Security Service Counterintelligence Department, detained the chief bodyguard of an MP on suspicion of illegal storage of ammunition. Several hand grenades were seized from him, as well as cartridges for rifled firearms, which were stored without a proper permit.

The search was carried out within the investigation into the facts of MP's possible state treason, receiving of undue advantage, and legalization of illegal profit.

The officers found materials that testify to the long-term subversive anti-Ukrainian activities of the MP, his constant communication with representatives of the aggressor state and collaborators. After a detailed review and analysis of the discovered items and documents, the actions of the MP and his accomplices will be given a proper legal assessment. UAH 200,000 hryvnias, EUR 49,000, and USD 11,500 was also seized in cash. The origin of the funds will be checked.

As for the bodyguard and the seized ammunition, the investigation was started under Part 1 Art.  263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.


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