Acting Prosecutor General of Ukraine Serhiy Vynokurov claims that, by preliminary information, Tyberiy Durdynets, deputy head of the Ukraine Security Service, who was put on the wanted list by police, is abroad.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, S.Vynokurov said this to journalists in the Prosecutor’s General Office on Thursday.

“By preliminary information, we know his whereabouts, approximately”, S.Vynokurov said.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, deputy head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Tyberiy Durdynets was put on the international wanted list in line with the resolution of the Prosecutor’s General Office of Ukraine and a respective ruling of the Pecherskiy district court of Kyiv. On October 19, 2007, President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko signed a decree dismissing Valeriy Pidboliachny as deputy head of the SBU and the chief of its main department for combating corruption and organized crime. With another decree, T.Durdynets was appointed to this post. However, the Ukrainian parliament`s committee for organized crime and corruption said that it had not agreed to Pidboliachny`s dismissal. In his turn, acting SBU head Valentyn Nalyvaychenko said that a submission dismissing Pidboliachny and appointing Durdynets had been sent to the President when the parliament had not been formed, and the mentioned committee had not been sitting, and thus there had been no opportunity to receive its consent.

On November 4, 2008, the Kyiv District Administrative Court passed a ruling canceling the presidential decree of October 19, 2007 on Durdynets`s appointment. On January 22, 2009, the Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeals rejected an appeal lodged by the President, and upheld the ruling by the Kyiv District Administrative Court canceling the presidential decree on Durdynets`s appointment.

Police put Durdynets on the wanted list on Friday, May 15.