Since the beginning of the year in Ukraine were caught accepting bribes of nearly 700 officials

С начала года в Украине на взятках попались почти 700 чиновников

All officials received from the citizens of more than 37 million

The average sum of a bribe of 60 thousand UAH.

Starting in 2016, employees of Department of protection of economy of the National police of Ukraine (NPU) has exposed 618 officials suspected of corruption. This was reported the Deputy head of the national police Igor Copranet, informs

He noted that were caught accepting bribes 332 of the bodies of power and administration, 190 supervisors, 91 the representative of business entities of different ownership forms and the five members of the judicial branch of government.

According to Copanca, the average sum of a bribe makes 60,4 thousand hryvnias, all the officials received from citizens more than 37 million.

“This offense has a more obscure nature… Today quite often for their criminal activities officials used shell companies, Bank accounts in false names, providing services of various kinds, intermediaries and so on,” said Copranet.

He added that at the moment 190 citizens were informed about the suspicion of bribery, even of 443 cases were sent to court.

We will remind, recently in one of the local Prosecutor’s offices of Kherson region law enforcement detained on a bribe of the Prosecutor.