Groisman considers “normal pace” taking Martynenko on bail
Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman supported the Ministers ‘ decision to bail scandalous ex-the people’s Deputy Nikolay Martynenko, who is suspected of creating a criminal organisation and embezzlement.
He stated this during a briefing, transfers “Interfax-Ukraine”.
“I have no objection to such a step. It was a team, a collective political decision. I believe that they have the right to do so and it was a perfectly normal step,” – said Groisman.
Martynenko called NABU and SAP “cheap PR firm” and “Georgian mafia”
We will remind, on April 20, detectives NABOO and SAP prosecutors arrested two people — former Deputy Mykola Martynenko and his accomplice Sergei Fracture on suspicion of forming a criminal organization and of misappropriation and embezzlement of property per SE “VostGOK” damages in the amount of 17.28 million dollars.
According to investigators, in 2013-2016 Martynenko, using official position, was involved in the creation of a criminal group that embezzled public funds. SE “Eastern mining and processing plant” signed a contract with the intermediary company controlled by the former MP, for the supply of uranium concentrate at inflated prices. In the NEB noted that as a result of this transaction the state was damaged by 17.28 million US dollars.
Mykola Martynenko said that the charges against him was fabricated at the direction of the Director of NABU Artem Sytnik.
On Saturday, April 22, judge Bobrovnik released former people’s Deputy Nikolay Martynenko on bail of 15 MPs and four Ministers decided to release him from custody.
In turn, the Specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office assured that he would appeal the court’s decision.