The suspicion notice has been drafted today against Zakharchenko who is accused of  allegedly receiving a bribe "for facilitating unobstructed illegal operations by fictitious businesses, created for the purpose of tax evasion… and for non-cash resources conversion  services aimed at further legalization of proceeds from criminal activities."

The PGO noted that Zakharchenko's actions fall under part 5 of Article 368 (Acceptance of an offer or a promise of, or obtaining improper benefit by an official) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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Further investigation is underway, the origin of Zakcharchenko’s property and assets, and also that of his family, is being checked.