Saakashvili called the HMO stop the sabotage by corrupt officials

Саакашвили назвал остановку ОПЗ саботажем со стороны коррупционеров и чиновников

Stop Odessa port is an open sabotage on the part of some officials and corrupt officials, the head of the Odessa regional state administration, Mikheil Saakashvili. He said this on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

“We have a corruption scheme of the SCR. It was disclosed first to me, NABOO, and civil society activists. Then these people put a part of them. Some of them still survived. And the part that is planted, then after the Appeal court still issued. Then they came back and they stopped the factory. Yesterday they stopped the factory. They now, as far as I am informed, declared workers that they are at their own expense have to take a vacation. It’s a huge city-forming enterprise, it could be “Golden eggs” to the budget of Ukraine. As soon as we started to shake their corruption schemes, 90 million a month, and completely artificial they day before, at the last moment, made a contract for the conclusion of gas. Then their accomplices in Kiev refused this contract. Together they closed the plant. In time of war leave thousands of people in the vicinity of the fighting. To do this consciously. In the old bad time for this shot as for sabotage on the spot, even without trial. What we see now is an open sabotage of the Ukrainian corrupt, thieving all of our officials who are in a country where there is a war, just stopped deliberately to have them behind to meet their interests,” he said.

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The head of the Odessa regional state administration said that the NAB was able to expose individual corruption scheme in the enterprise. “Now the NAB got access to the Austrian accounts of the company-the strip through which they sell cheap. Instead of products to sell expensive, they is 90 million UAH in a month cause the last months, the damage to the Ukrainian budget. For the year it will be a billion. NABOO as soon as I got access, they alarmed shut down the company”, – he said.

Saakashvili said that today held a meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman, in which the Prime Minister instructed in the near future to run the plant.

“They deliberately hoarded the debt for gas, they have accumulated a debt of Firtash. This is 270 million dollars. Have legalizirovat he did it all through arbitration. Therefore, when the plant was put up for sale, there is laid the duty of Firtash. Debt Firtash means that the Ministry of justice said all Western companies that deal with America, if you pay the debt Firtash, that is, if you are going to take part in the privatization, then you will have problems with America. So the major Western companies are already scared of this debt. Even those who appeared, they were more interested in our experts. There are very good professionals. They wanted under the guise of plant to take specialists. And that we absolutely not profitable. So it’s good that Groysman yesterday and responded on his behalf today called a meeting to start the SCR. But this should have been done 3 days ago… Need to shout sentry and to restore order. Then Ukraine will be much harder to manipulate than it is now,” – said the head of the region.

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We will remind, on the night of August 11 was stopped in Odessa port plant. This was stated by first Deputy Director of the SCR Nicholas Surikov.

Municipal channel 7 reported that capacity shutdown occurred due to a sharp decline in the supply of gas, causing the gas pressure in the enterprise has reached the alarm level.

Note, the Odessa port plant remains in state ownership and is preparing for re-privatisation. Contrary to the declared expectations of the authorities and statements about the mass interest in the company by foreign investors, the competition for the sale of the company, scheduled for 26 July was not held because the state property Fund has not received any applications for participation in it.

We will remind, the Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine is investigating the actions of the National anti-corruption Bureau and the judges of the Solomenskiy district court in the case of the SCR. In the Unified register of pretrial investigations included information about the 3 proceedings: upon abuse of officials of the NAB as its official position, the fact of possible interference in the work of judges, officials of NABOO, upon the issuance of a knowingly wrongful decision by a judge of Solomensky district court in considering the petition for election measures of restraint Sergey Fracture.

We will remind, the anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office detained the Deputy Director of the SCR Nicholas nobody shchurikov, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the SCR and the first Deputy Chairman of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Sergey Fracture. The Prosecutor said that during a pretrial investigation it is established that in may 2015, the first Deputy Chairman of the Board NAK “Naftogaz Ukraine” appeared intent regarding embezzlement of funds of the society in favor of JSC “Ukrnafta”, where 50+1% is owned by private shareholders.

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine has ordered an investigation of the actions of the National anti-corruption Bureau and the judges of the Solomenskiy district court in the case of the SCR.

Recall also that July 18 was the deadline for submitting applications for the competition for the sale of the plant. The competition has not come a single application, so the state property Fund recognized the tender void. After that, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced the intention to put the SCR on the re-auction.

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