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The raid was carried out February 2, according to the PGO press service.

"A director of one of the NBU departments and three of his accomplices, who acted as intermediaries, were detained during the receipt of the latest part of their illegal gains in the amount of $25,000," the statement reads.

According to the PGO, one of the intermediaries is an Azerbaijan national. The country’s Embassy in Ukraine has been informed on the matter.

Read alsoHead of Odesa customs unit detained upon receiving bribe (Photos)"The Head of the department of payment systems at the National Bank of Ukraine, while acting deliberately, out of selfish motives, aimed at obtaining illegal benefits for himself, developed a criminal scheme in order to solicit and receive through the intermediaries undue benefits totaling $35,000 in two stages from a director of a limited liability company for the registration in the National Bank of a national payment system 'Platiservis' for cash and non-cash transfers within Ukraine and for the issuance an appropriate certificate," the prosecutor's office reported.

The court is expected to choose a measure of restraint against the four individuals.