The court chose a measure of restraint for the former Minister of Infrastructure Pivovarsky


The court chose a measure of restraint for the former Minister of Infrastructure Pivovarsky

On March 16, the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court chose a bail of 9.997 million hryvnias for the former Minister of Infrastructure Andriy Pivovarsky. He is suspected of causing damage to the state.

Pivovarsky is suspected of abuse of power and official position, which caused more than $30 million in damage to the state.

What is Pivovarsky suspected of?

Pivovarsky, no later than 5 days from the date of the election of the pledge, is obliged to deposit funds to the appropriate account of the VAKS.

Until May 16, the court assigned the following duties to the ex-minister:

  • to arrive at the request of the detective, the prosecutor and the court;
  • inform the detective, the prosecutor or the court about changing their place of residence and work, leaving the capital and the Kyiv region;
  • refrain from communicating with another suspect in the case, witnesses and other persons specified in the ruling.

The ruling may be appealed to the VAKS Appeals Chamber within 5 days from the date of its announcement.

What is known about the case

According to the investigation, in July 2015, the then Minister and his deputy Vladimir Shulmeister ensured the adoption of an order that allowed private companies to collect ship dues from ships in the port of Yuzhny together with SE USPA in the proportion of 50:50.

At the same time, according to the law, only a state-owned enterprise had the right to collect the fee, because the water area belongs to the state, anti-corruption authorities said.

Pivovarsky then stated that it was the Ministry of Infrastructure that should deal with the regulation of issues related to the port meeting. The order referred to in the suspicion was previously agreed upon by a number of ministries and departments, it was supported at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. Also, according to the ex-minister, the order was endorsed by the Ministry of Justice, after checking its compliance with Ukrainian legislation.

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