Ex-chief of Ukraine's State Fiscal Service Nasirov reinstated by Kyiv court

17:55, 11 December 2018
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Roman Nasirov in the courtroom / Photo from UNIAN

Member of Parliament Andriy Zhurzhiy wrote a post about this on Facebook; law enforcement agencies confirmed this information in a comment to Radio Free Europe /Radio Liberty's Ukrainian service.

"The full [wording of] the court ruling is not yet available, but Nasirov's representative in court said that he was requesting the reinstatement because of a breach of procedure upon dismissal," Zhurzhiy wrote.

Nasirov's lawyer, Lyubomyr Drozdovsky, also confirmed his client's reinstatement as the SFS's chairman, the news outlet Ukrayinska Pravda said.

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At the same time, the press secretary of the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) of Ukraine, Andriy Lysenko, told UNIAN he had no relevant information at that moment.

As UNIAN reported, prosecutors from the Special Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office on November 10, 2017, filed an indictment against Nasirov and his subordinate, the head of the SFS debt repayment department, Volodymyr Novikov.

Nasirov is accused of abuse of power or official position and official forgery under Articles 364 and 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. His subordinate is charged with committing crimes under Part 5 of Article 27 (complicity) and Part 2 of Article 364 (abuse of power or official position). Investigators insist Nasirov, acting in the interests of Member of Parliament Oleksandr Onyshchenko, initiated unsubstantiated installment of the tax debt to three companies in 2015-2016, which caused almost UAH 2 billion in budget losses.

The Cabinet of Ministers on March 3, 2017, suspended Nasirov during the investigation, and on January 31, 2018, he was dismissed from his post.

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