PProcuror of the Prosecutor General Alexei don regrets that the formerth chaptersfrom NAK «Naftogaz Ukraine» IgorI of the TankI was detained in Russia, not in Ukraine. About this law said in an interview with the INSIDER, which was published on 26 February.
The Prosecutor noted that in Ukraine the tank «due to certain characters not attracted to criminal liability for especially serious crimes, while in Russia for much less serious crime he was in jail.»
«In my opinion, such as the Buckeye, have to get the maximum terms of imprisonment. Because Buckeye is a person schema with serious corruption ties to the highest echelons of government. At least it was under the presidency of Kuchma», – said the Prosecutor.
Don pointed out that after the Orange revolution, crime investigation, for participation in which was tested the tank and its immediate surroundings, were blocked by the leadership of the General Prosecutor’s office led by Sviatoslav Piskun.
«At the time we documented a particularly serious crime – stealing $42 million in settlements between «Naftogaz» and the company ITERA International LLC for supplied to Ukraine gas. We understand that it was just one of the episodes, one of the criminal schemes, which then, in the early 2000-ies, worked entourage of President Kuchma», – he explained.
Buckeye was the Chairman of the Board of Naftogaz from 1998 to 2000. From 2003 to 2004 he was head of the State administration. In 2004, Bakai left Ukraine, and in March 2005 received the passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation.
In Ukraine, the tank was suspected of illegally selling the property complex of the hotels «Dnipro» and «Ukraina», real estate National complex «Expocenter of Ukraine». He and other officials of the state Administration of Affairs was suspected that they donated used aircraft aviation enterprise «Ukraine» – during the 2003-2004 disposal officers, the HOOD was illegally made 68 commercial flights on aircraft and helicopters of the enterprise for the sum over 1 million UAH.
Long time Buckeye was in Interpol’s wanted list. In 2010, all criminal proceedings against him was closed.
In October 2017 Bakai was arrested in Moscow on suspicion of embezzling $12 million from company Metalloinvest Limited. He is now under house arrest. The measure will be valid till 12 March 2018.
The Prosecutor of Donskoy regrets that Bakai was detained in Russia, not in Ukraine: Such as he should receive the maximum possible 27.02.2018