The former head of “UkrSpetsExport” has asked for political asylum in the UK

Detained in London the former head of “UkrSpetsExport” Sergei Bondarchuk asked for political asylum in Britain, said Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin.

As reported by ENIN on Monday, due to the fact that Bondarchuk, appealed to British authorities to grant him political asylum, the Royal court has postponed consideration of the request of the law enforcement bodies of Ukraine on his extradition, until a considered request for political asylum.

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According to forecasts of Deputy attorney General, extradition hearings can begin no earlier than November 2017. “I think in the best case in November,” said ENIN.

As reported in March 2017 detained in London the former head of “UkrSpetsExport” Bondarchuk was released on bail. As reported by press Secretary of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Larisa Sargan on March 24, was assigned to the hearing, which was supposed to determine the date of the extradition hearings.

As reported in the January 2015 Main military Prosecutor’s office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine declared suspicion Bondarchuk, possession of the funds of state concern in the amount of $7,428 million, He was declared a suspect under part 5 article 191 (misappropriation through abuse of office of alien property, committed on preliminary arrangement by group of persons in especially large sizes) and part 2 of article 366 (office forgery, entailed heavy consequences) the Criminal code of Ukraine.

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The investigative judge of Pechersky regional court of Kiev granted permission for the detention of the former head of “UkrSpetsExport” and its delivery to the court for consideration of a question on application to it measures of restraint in form of detention.

At the request of the investigator the court also seized the property of the suspect – $10 million in one of the Ukrainian banks and two cars a Range Rover worth more than 2 million UAH.

In February 2015, the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine declared the former head of state concern “Ukrspetseksport” wanted.

June 15, 2015 on the Interpol website has information on international wanted list Bondarchuk. As indicated in the card, he is wanted for misappropriation or embezzlement of property in especially large sizes.

March 17, 2017, the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko reported about the arrest on March 15 in London (UK) Bondarchuk.

According to the Ukrainian media, according to investigators, the former head of “UkrSpetsExport” in 2005-2008 changed prisoners before military contracts, entering into them of intermediaries and thus reducing state revenues by $7.5 million of This amount the state is listed for the provision of Advisory services to companies Aeropartner LLР and Aeropartner LLС that in fact these services are not provided.

Bondarchuk was the head of “UkrSpetsExport” from March 2005 to June 2010, when he was the head of the state-owned companies were concluded the largest in the history of MTC of Ukraine weapons contracts, including with China, India, Thailand, Iraq.

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President Viktor Yushchenko in February 2010 awarded the novel its decree the title of “Hero of Ukraine” for outstanding personal merits before the state in the development of military-technical cooperation.

Since September 2010 – member of the party “Our Ukraine”, then – head of the political Council of the party.