In the premises belonging to the ex-Minister of revenue of Ukraine, is being searched

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Law enforcement officers carried out more than 180 searches of the offices that belong to the ex-Minister of incomes and fees of Ukraine Alexander Klimenko, including in the editorial, «Radio News», said the chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios.

Earlier on Friday, the Ukrainian edition of «Vesti» said that in his office in the shopping center «Gulliver» in the center of Kiev representatives of the Ukrainian intelligence services are carrying out searches, the editorial work is blocked. The press-Secretary of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Artem Shevchenko said that the operatives of the Department of protection of economy of Ukraine jointly with investigators of the Prosecutor General «conduct investigations in selected office buildings, shopping center «Gulliver».

«There are 183 search of the premises which belong to the ex-Minister Klymenko. Including in the office center «Gulliver» in the city of Kiev, several floors of which is the property of ex-Minister and members of his family. The work of journalists, «Radio News» entering into media holding Klimenko and the group of companies «unison», not stopped,» Matios wrote on his page in Facebook.

Ukrainian media have linked the newspaper «Vesti» with the former Minister of revenues and duties Klymenko.

In June Matios reported that Klimenko notified on suspicion in creation of criminal group and abuse of office. Klimenko and former officials of the Ministry of income and charges are suspected of causing damage to the state $ 96 billion (about 3.7 billion dollars).

The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine has completed at the end of April the pre-trial investigation Klimenko, who was declared wanted in late July 2014. Earlier the former Minister was invited for questioning to the Prosecutor General, but he was not. According to the investigation, Klimenko organized in Odessa, Kiev, Donetsk and Kharkiv regions of the enterprise, which was engaged in customs clearance in Ukraine at a lower cost. In addition, according to the Supervisory authority, in 2012-2013 Klimenko associates with organized scheme of tax evasion by enterprises of the real sector of the economy.

In the newspaper «Vesti», which is published in the largest circulation among all daily Newspapers in Ukraine — 350 thousand copies daily, not once being searched. In the national security Council and defence (SNBO) explained this suspicion of illegal financing of the newspaper. In the editorial linked the incident to the criticism of the authorities. Chief editor of the earlier edition was the current chief editor of the Internet publication «Страна.UA» Igor Guzhva.

In the premises belonging to the ex-Minister of revenue of Ukraine, is being searched© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Podwyzki Keep the hat wider