: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ex-deputy head of Naftogaz shoots himself as law enforcers try to arrest him


Former deputy head of Naftogaz of Ukraine energy holding, who had been in office at the time of Viktor Yanukovych presidency, Hennady Yuriev, has committed suicide in his home in Vinnytsia region, according to the press secretary of Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

It is noted that today, December 21, military prosecutors have come to his house to detain the former official.

”After the group of investigators entered one of the searched premises, they found a body of the former deputy head of Naftogaz of Ukraine, who seems to have made a shot from a firearm at the time of the [group`s] entry,” press secretary Larysa Sarhan wrote on Facebook.

The law enforcers intended to arrest Yuriev in a criminal case opened under Part 5 of Article 191 of the Criminal Code (appropriation, embezzlement of property or its seizure through the abuse of power, in especially large amounts).

”The Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine in the framework of criminal proceedings into the fact of embezzlement of funds of Chornomornaftogaz by NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine during the purchase of self-elevating floating drilling facilities conducted a series of searches,” said Sarhan.

Yuriev was in the focus of law enforcers in relation to the abuse in public procurement.

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