Court again postponed Martynenko trial
The hearing on the case of the illegal seizure of funds from the NNEGC Energoatom and the public enterprise VostokGOK, in which former people’s deputy Nikolai Martynenko is involved, was again postponed, this time to May 12.
This is reported by the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court on Facebook.
“Today, VAKS received a request from the lawyer for one of the accused with a request to postpone the hearing. The request is motivated by the fact that his client returned to Ukraine at the end of April, and therefore, according to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated March 11, 2020 No. 211 “On the prevention of the distribution to the acute respiratory disease of Ukraine COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus SARS-Co-V-2,” must remain self-isolated for 14 days “, – said in a statement.
The WAKS panel of judges, having examined this request, noted that the provisions of the government decree on the self-isolation of people who crossed the state border and who did not have a laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of COVID- 19 did not apply to participants in legal proceedings if they were to be brought to justice. At the same time, the panel of judges decided to hold a videoconference trial with different WAKS courtrooms to guarantee restrictive measures. In particular, the accused, who returned to Ukraine in late April, was in a separate courtroom.
At the same time, it is noted that two lawyers did not arrive at today’s hearing due to an illness whose presence has been documented. As a result, the four accused found themselves without a lawyer.
“Under these conditions, the court postponed the hearing to May 12 at 2:00 p.m.,” VAKS said.
As noted, the previous hearing on this matter, scheduled for April 28, did not take place due to the non-appearance of the two accused and their lawyers.
On October 22, 2018, the Shevchenkovsky District Court in Kiev began to examine the case against the people’s deputy of the 8th summons Nikolai Martynenko. In addition to him, five other accused are involved in the case: Vladimir Bogdanets, Alexander Sorokin, Sergey Pereloma, Ruslan Zhurilo and Valery Vasilkov, who are officials of Naftogazu Ukrainy, United Mining and Chemical Company, VostokGOK and Nuclear Fuel.
According to the SAP, Martynenko and Vasilkov are accused of having taken possession of NAEK Energoatom funds during the signing and execution of contracts for the supply of equipment for this company of the Czech company Skoda JS and of the conclusion and execution of a contract between Skoda JS and Bradcrest Investments SA for a total of 6 million 400 thousand UAH
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In addition, Martynenko, Pereloma, Zhurilo, Sorokin and Bogdanets are accused of having taken possession of the Vostok GOK funds for an amount of $ 17.28 million by illegally entering into and carrying out a contract to buy and sell concentrate of uranium for Vostok GOK through the Austrian intermediary company Steuermann Investitions – und Handelsgesellschaft mbH.
On October 2, 2019, it became known that the Shevchenkovsky District Court in Kiev referred this case to the WAKS.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru