Attorney General’s Office Expands Investigation into “Space” Theft
4/29/2020 8:57 PM
Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova chatted with representatives of the National Space Agency, people’s deputies and representatives of the State Security Bureau of the state of the preliminary investigation in proceedings relating to the enterprises of the space industry.
This was reported by the press service of the Attorney General’s Office.
“On Wednesday April 29, a meeting was held at the Attorney General’s Office with the management of the National Space Agency with the participation of deputies and representatives of the National Investigation Office. During the meeting, participants discussed the state of the preliminary investigation in criminal proceedings concerning companies in the space industry, “the statement said. .
It is specified that at the meeting, representatives of the National Space Agency noted the need to intensify the investigations of three companies in their sphere of management.
In particular, when selling the assets of the production association “Kiev Radio Plant” at a low price during the bankruptcy proceedings, as well as with regard to the damaged Arsenal factory for an amount of more than 1 billion UAH following the privatization of the facilities and the sale of property by tax privilege.
It is noteworthy that the state-owned “Design Bureau” Southern “them. Yangelya” awaits the execution of a court decision regarding the return of insurance payments with which the Ukrainian-Brazilian missile launch projects have been insured.
Venediktova noted that those responsible for the theft of strategic companies should be held accountable. According to her, companies in the space sector suffered significant damage: the facts of embezzlement of entire real estate complexes were established, the assets were sold at low prices and the land was privatized.
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“Those responsible for the hijacking of strategic enterprises must finally be held responsible. We have been instructed to study the material of all these criminal procedures and to intensify the investigation. When the opportunity to return the property of the State has not yet been lost, we must do everything to implement it, “said the Attorney General.
It is specified that the Office of the Attorney General will also verify the legality of the decisions to close certain criminal proceedings relating to abuses in companies within the sphere of management of the National Space Agency and will intensify actions and representation measures.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru