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Ex-Deputy Economy Minister Sukhomlyn Admits His Guilt

Ex-Deputy Economy Minister Sukhomlyn Admits His Guilt

Yanukovych, natural gas, Anatolii Matios, Chief Military Prosecutor, Oleksandr Sukhomlyn, guilt, embezzling

Ukraine's Chief Military Prosecutor Anatolii Matios says Oleksandr Sukhomlyn, a former deputy Minister of economic development and trade, has admitted his guilt of embezzling natural gas in 2010-2014.

Chief Military Prosecutor Matios announced this at a news briefing, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"Former first deputy head of the State Tax Service Andrii Holovach and Sukhomlyn have admitted their guilt and made accusatory statements against former president [Viktor] Yanukovych and his entourage. They have paid UAH 152 million to the state budget on a court ruling," he said.

According to Chief Military Prosecutor Matios, in case of a positive decision of the Cabinet of Ministers UAH 152 million will be paid to relatives of heroes of the Heavenly Hundred and 3,150 Ukrainian soldiers fallen during the antiterrorist operation.

Chief Military Prosecutor Matios said the sum was transferred to the state budget in December 2016.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv has given former first deputy chairman of the State Tax Service Andrii Holovach a suspended prison sentence.

Sukhomlyn is suspected of misappropriating UkrGasVydobuvannya PJSC and Ukrnafta PJSC property for the benefit of the criminal organization while chairing the auction committee for selling oil, gas condensate, liquefied natural gas and coal in 2010-2014, acting by previous concert with then president Yanukovych, then prime minister Mykola Azarov, and businessman Kurchenko and also probably other members of this organization and namely liquefied natural gas worth total over UAH 2 billion.