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The officials demanded money from the directors of gas-filling stations for non-interference with their business operations and the return of the earlier seized equipment of the filling stations. The security services detained the bribe takers from the Kyiv CSA and a mediator, who is a lawyer, in one of the capital’s office centers.

The perpetrators were caught taking a UAH 60,000 bribe for two filling stations from the head of a network. Law enforcers have evidence of the receipt by extortionists of another UAH 120,000 in bribes over the last two months.

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Criminal proceedings were launched under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.