Espreso. Global

Former Odesa military commissar Borisov detained in Kyiv

24 July, 2023 Monday
13:13

On Monday, July 24, the State Bureau of Investigation, together with the Office of the Prosecutor General, detained the former head of the Odesa Regional Territorial Center for Recruitment and Social Support, Yevhen Borisov, in Kyiv

This was reported by the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office and the State Bureau of Investigation.

After Borisov was suspected of illicit enrichment worth hundreds of millions of hryvnias, failure to report for service and intentional evasion of military service, he tried to escape from the investigation. To do this, the suspect changed his phone numbers, cars, location, etc.

The former head of the Odesa military enlistment office was searched for two days. Eventually, he was found and detained in Kyiv.

Taking into account the former military commissar's attempts to hide from justice, State Bureau of Investigation officers will ask the court to keep him in custody without the possibility of bail.

What is known about the situation in the Odesa military enlistment center

On Thursday, June 22, the head of the Odesa Regional Territorial Enlistment Center, Yevhen Borisov, became a subject of an investigation by Ukrainska Pravda journalists, Battalion Spain.

According to the investigation, during the period of martial law, members of the suspect's family, on his behalf, purchased premium cars and real estate in the Kingdom of Spain. Borisov's wife became the owner of an office space on the main street of Marbella.

In early December 2022, the suspect, being a military officer responsible for mobilization in the region, after being discharged from a military hospital, did not report for military service for more than two weeks without good reason.

Later, in the second half of December 2022, the official fraudulently left the country. Together with his family members, he stayed for almost a month in the Republic of Moldova, Turkey, the Seychelles, and the Kingdom of Spain.

The Operational Command South responded to the trip of the head of the Odesa military enlistment center abroad: "It was established that his travel abroad at that time was absolutely authorized and permitted." Later, they stated that Borisov would continue to perform his duties. An internal investigation allegedly found no grounds for Borisov's removal from office.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy reacted to the scandal with the head of the Odesa military enlistment center, Yevhen Borisov, and ordered his dismissal.

On June 28, it became known that Yevhen Borisov no longer holds the position of head of the Odesa military enlistment center. The Ministry of Defense promised to react harshly and bring military officers to justice for unworthy behavior.

At the same time, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi appointed a new head of the Odesa military enlistment center. It is Colonel Oleksandr Okhrimenko.

Within 3 months, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention plans to check the lifestyle of all the management of the territorial enlistment centers.

On July 22, the State Bureau of Investigation notified the head of the Odesa Regional Territorial Enlistment Center, Yevhen Borisov, of suspicion of illegal enrichment worth hundreds of millions of hryvnias and intentional evasion from service. 

It was noted that during the pre-trial investigation, a huge body of evidence was collected. However, media reports were also studied for a full and impartial investigation. The materials of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) were also studied, which revealed signs of illicit enrichment of more than UAH 188 million.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday, July 22, that the story should not have ended with the dismissal alone. The State Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the Prosecutor General continued the necessary investigative and procedural actions. He also promised that law enforcement would provide all the details that could be made public.

Tags:
Read also:
  • News
2024, Sunday
3 March
21:15
New Russian Special Forces intensify search for Ukrainian underground in occupied territories
20:45
Russian forces bomb Kurakhove, wounding 16 civilians
20:14
OPINION
How genocide continues
19:42
Russian forces deploy chemical munitions 9 times in Tavria area in 24 hours
19:14
Russian disinformation: Debunking claims about Ukrainian civil servants' pre-offensive "evacuation" from Kherson
18:47
Interview
Radio Liberty CEO Steve Сapus on freedom of speech in Ukraine and how journalism can survive in post-truth era
18:16
Ukraine to use artificial intelligence in demining efforts
17:43
Updated
Russian drone attack on Odesa kills 10, including three children
17:16
Russia suffers record daily losses in February: British intelligence on implications
16:43
Avdiivka front stabilizes amid local successes for Russia
16:14
Interview
Ukraine, Russia face critical moment on frontline — Colonel Grant
15:45
Government allocates UAH 1.3 billion for Zaporizhzhia direction fortifications
15:16
OPINION
There are quite enough Chamberlains and Deladiers today
14:46
Exclusive
Why Russia is doubling down on Avdiivka direction: Analysis by military expert Popovych
14:15
Exclusive
Map of fighting in Bakhmut sector
Defending Chasiv Yar: Ukrainian Armed Forces take measures to thwart Russian capture
13:45
Russia claims it repelled drone attack, downing 38 drones over Crimea
13:17
Russia risks losing aircraft to advance in Avdiivka – ISW report
12:47
Ukraine braces for new Kremlin disinformation campaign against Zelenskyy - Bloomberg
11:56
Interview
Chances that Biden administration will agree with Macron's statements are zero — Ambassador Bolton
11:26
Russia loses aircraft, 35 artillery systems, and 1,160 soldiers in one day – General Staff
10:56
Russian troops attack Myrnohrad with missiles at night, killing civilians
2024, Saturday
2 March
20:30
Aircraft carrier for drones to be built in Black Sea by Portugal’s request
20:11
Exclusive
Putin breaks golden rule of intelligence: expert on publication of Bundeswehr talks about Taurus strike on Crimea bridge
19:55
Exclusive
Crimea bridge is primary strategic target to be destroyed - British Colonel Grant
19:39
Ukraine shoots down another Russian Su-34 fighter jet
19:24
Ukrainian army targets 336 Russian soldiers and 258 UAVs in Tavria sector
19:06
Russia signals readiness to hand over bodies of POWs from IL-76: Ukrainian military intelligence responds
18:26
"Better give Ukraine weapons than send troops" - Polish Defense Minister
17:58
Exclusive
Kremlin played it safe with its main opponent - Feygin on Navalny's murder
17:30
Exclusive
Putin perceives West as very weak — British Colonel Grant
16:56
Bedbugs in Paris: Russian agents spread panic, link it to Ukrainian refugees
16:29
Exclusive
Russia sends battalion for assaults every day - Ukrainian military on fighting in Kreminna sector
16:00
Substation supplying three defense plants explodes in Yekaterinburg, Russia
15:47
Updated
Russian drones attack Kharkiv and Odesa, killing at least 5, including child
15:35
Russia announces test of Yars ballistic missile to scare West, force it to cut Ukraine aid - ISW
15:02
Exclusive
Operation on Tendra Spit, where Ukrainian spec ops soldiers died, had no strategic or tactical value - Major General Kryvonos
14:33
Review
Map of fighting in Bakhmut sector
NATO in Ukraine. Repulsing attacks in Zaporizhzhia region, situation in Avdiivka. Weekly military results 
13:55
Review
Ukraine’s demographic apocalypse: millions of refugees, war losses and how to address population challenges
13:23
"A lot depends on commander": Syrskyi explains why some AFU brigades fail to hold line
12:55
Argentina donates two Russian-built military helicopters to Ukraine
More articles