The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) have exposed the corruption scheme of 149 million UAH public funds embezzlement during the purchase of fuel for the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. On October 11, 2017, the NABU Detectives under the procedural guidance of the SAPO prosecutors conducted a number of searches. As a result, two persons – the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine and the Director of the Department of State Procurement and Supply of Material Resources of the Ministry of Defense were detained on suspicion of involvement in the crime.
More than 20 million UAH was returned to the State budget according to the court decision of the Solomyansky District Court of Kyiv. The funds were confiscated as a result of the pre-trial investigation as of the facts of the abuse of the officials of the State Administration of Railway Transport of Ukraine (now PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia”). One of the suspects provided the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) with valuable data and signed plea bargain agreement which was followed by the court decision. According to the decision, the funds were confiscated in the amount that fully compensates the damage caused by the corruption scheme to the State Enterprise (SE).