On February 22, 2019, the indictment as of the former Head of the Capital Construction Department of one of the Regional State Administration in the Western Region involved in embezzlement of 2 million UAH allocated for the construction of dugouts in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) zone was sent to court.
The official is accused of committing a crime under Part 2 Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine («Abuse of authority or office»).
According to the investigation, the accused has made changes to the design and estimate documentation for the construction of platoon strong points (dugouts) at the territory of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone in the Donetsk Region. According to the changed documentation the contractors built platoon support points using inappropriate materials.
The abovementioned actions of the official caused damage to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine for a total amount of more than 2 million UAH.
The investigation of these facts was started in November 2017 after the transfer of the case from the Military Prosecutor's Office to the NABU according to the competence.
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.