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Dozens of searches are announced to be carried out. A total of 100 employees of the PGO and the SBU had earlier arrived in the city for the raid, said Ukrainian Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, according to his press secretary Larysa Sargan.

The searches are conducted in connection with a criminal case into the organization of a theft scheme of 654 hectares of land in Kharkiv worth UAH 4 billion.

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Another individual subject to criminal proceedings resisted the law enforcers' actions, and a special Alfa task force was called in.