PM orders probe of embezzlement of almost UAH 6 bln by staff at Naftogaz and Firtash firms
The Cabinet of Ministers has initiated an internal investigation against officials of Naftogaz Ukrainy for losses caused to the state of UAH 5.7 billion as a result of collusion with the Ostchem group of companies controlled by oligrach Dmytro Firtash, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said at a government meeting on Wednesday.
The prime minister also said there was a need to carefully monitor the activities of Naftogaz Ukrainy.
"I ask the interior minister to take personal control of the investigation into this [case of the] embezzlement of billions," Yatseniuk added.
As UNIAN reported earlier, within a few months the Interior Ministry is to complete an investigation of a case involving the former head of the State Service for Emergency Situations Serhiy Bochkovsky and his first deputy Vasyl Stoetsky.
They are charged with organising a criminal scheme for purchasing fuel from private companies at inflated prices. The officials were detained on March 25 during a government meeting.