The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has dismissed Oleg havashi from his post as extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine in the Slovak Republic. As reported on the official website of the head of state, the corresponding decree №232/2016 Poroshenko signed on Friday, June 3.
As reported, the press service of the SFS in Transcarpathian region was reported about an attempt of illegal movement across the state border of tobacco products by a person with a diplomatic passport.
«21 may 2016 to the checkpoint in the «green corridor» drove a car brand VW transporter under control of the citizen of Ukraine. Customs control of a citizen provided a diplomatic passport, certificate on vehicle registration, a letter from one of the embassies of Ukraine about the fact that the car carried diplomatic cargo, which, in accordance with the Convention, is not subject to control», — said the press service.
Monday, may 23, the head of the Transcarpathian regional state administration Gennady Moskal reported that the detainee with a cargo of smuggled cigarettes minibus belongs to the Embassy of Ukraine in Slovakia, and the driver – the inhabitant of Kiev Sergey Lisishin, who is the husband of the first Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine in Slovakia O. Lisishin«. Thus, when customs officers suspected the presence of contraband, began to insist on the inspection, «Lisishin’ve raised hell, threatening to call the Consul etc».
«Customs officials contacted the foreign Ministry of Ukraine and after receiving permission of the inspection of the van revealed 5,685 thousand blocks of cigarettes cost 620 thousand UAH», — quotes Moskal’s press service.
Convened on the same day as the briefing, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim pristayko said that «the foreign Ministry did not give the rights of this family to use our vehicles, our capabilities and no email was not sent to him – no diplomatic, no». The Deputy Minister noted that the foreign Ministry expected to receive a copy of the letter signed by first Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine in Slovakia, which was stated earlier, the head Moskal and the SFS in Transcarpathian region, and if the existence of such a letter is confirmed, the Embassy employee will be recalled to the Ukraine and will be held accountable according to Ukrainian law.
The Ambassador of Ukraine in Slovakia, according to the Deputy Minister, was aware of the incident on the border, but the existence of the letter on behalf of the Embassy, as of Saturday, he didn’t know.
On Tuesday, may 24, the foreign Ministry confirmed the opinion of the first Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine in Slovakia O. Lisishin, whose husband was detained at the border with contraband cigarettes, and may 25, the investigation Department of the Prosecutor of the Transcarpathian region announced the start of criminal proceedings upon abuse of official position and forgery of document officers of the Embassy of Ukraine in Slovakia.
Havashi, born in 1958, was the head of the Transcarpathian regional state administration from October 2005 to March 2010, Deputy of Transcarpathian regional Council of IV convocation. September 2010 – Ambassador of Ukraine in Slovakia.
Poroshenko has dismissed Ukraine’s Ambassador to Slovakia havashi 03.06.2016