Espreso. Global

Former Odesa military commissar Borisov detained in Kyiv

24 July, 2023 Monday

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.

Read also:
  • News
2024, Friday
12 July
Victorious news of 870th day of war: Russia loses record number of troops, explosions reported in Mariupol
Russian attacks kill 5 civilians, injure at least 18 others in Donetsk region
Ukraine gathers evidence on Russia’s mine use against civilians
Russia scares Ukrainians with blowing up Kyiv, Kaniv dams. Ukraine reacts
Belarus prepares false flag operations on Ukraine's border amid military drills with China
Situation in Kharkiv region is close to stabilization - Achilles Battalion commander
Ukraine's GDP grows by 4.1% in first half of 2024 despite negative factors
94 clashes occur at front, Pokrovsk direction remains hottest - Ukraine's General Staff
Russia spreads fake about Ukraine's intention to use chemical weapons in Donetsk, Kherson sectors
Polish Sejm recognizes deportation of Crimean Tatar people in 1944 as genocide
Russian troops lose all their equipment trying to advance in Lyman sector - Ukraine's 96th Battalion
Norway: Ukraine has right to strike at Russian territory to defend itself
Russia's tactics for launching Kalibr missile from Caspian Sea: expert names main dangers
There are no perfect sanctions
Okhmatdyt's toxicology building cannot be restored - Ukraine's Health Minister
Six people explode on Russian tripwire during evacuation in Kharkiv region
Explosions occur in occupied Mariupol, likely near airport
Russia suffers record personnel losses in Ukraine over last two months - UK intelligence
Ukraine's Prosecutor General urges ICC action against Russia for Okhmatdyt attack
Russian shelling destroys nearly 4 hectares of wheat field in Zaporizhzhia region
Danish Prime Minister addresses Ukraine's potential to strike Russian territory with F-16
Ukraine is NATO's Achilles' heel
Russia is running out of mechanized resources - Information Resistance group
"Star attack" method: military expert explains Russia's tactics used in massive attack on Okhmatdyt
Zelenskyy holds meetings during NATO summit in Washington: details
Interim NATO summit results and tech innovations in 3rd Brigade combating Russian UAVs. Serhiy Zgurets' column
Australia pledges largest military aid package of $250 million to Ukraine since war's start
Australian military officer and husband arrested on suspicion of spying for Russia
Hungary's Orban meets with Trump, discusses war in Ukraine as "peace mission"
7-year-old boy dies in Kyiv after being in Okhmatdyt hospital during Russian attack
Stories of prisoners under Russian occupation: documentary film Bring Me Home presented in Kyiv
How European media spread Russia fakes about Okhmatdyt Kyiv children’s hospital attack
Russia loses 1,030 soldiers, 48 artillery systems, 9 tanks in one day of war in Ukraine
Ukraine Compact signed at NATO summit: details
UN General Assembly adopts resolution on security of Ukraine's nuclear facilities
2024, Thursday
11 July
Victorious news of 869th day of war: Ukraine's special forces destroy 11 Russian ammunition depots, Ukrainian army to get 18 Bohdana howitzers
Europe struggles even more than Ukraine in dealing with Russian disinfo. Interview with Anna Melenchuk
Russia digs up coffins of fallen Ukrainian soldiers from graves - Kherson City Council member
Russia plotted to assassinate Rheinmetall CEO supplying Ukraine with weapons: US, Germany foil plan
62 firefights occur at front, Russian army most active in Pokrovsk sector - Ukraine's General Staff
More articles