Law enforcement officers detained the head of the military medical commission of the Zhytomyr region and his accomplices for accepting bribes for assisting conscripts in going abroad. This was reported by the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine on the Telegram channel on Tuesday, August 15.
In addition to the chairman of the VEC of the Zhytomyr Military Hospital, the deputy chief physician of the regional clinical hospital, the head of the clinical immunology center, and a lawyer were exposed.
The investigation established that the detainees demanded $2.5 thousand from conscripts. The police detained them after receiving the second part of the illegal benefit.
«For these funds, they promised to establish a diagnosis for him, which serves as the basis for declaring a man unfit for military service with subsequent exclusion from the military record by decision of the VLK (Medical Commission. — Ed.). This gave the conscript an opportunity to evade conscription during mobilization and cross the state border of Ukraine without hindrance,» the message says.
Employees of the department found documents and money from the suspects. Currently, the issue of selecting a measure of restraint is being resolved.
At the end of July, it was reported that four more judges of the Supreme Court of Ukraine may be charged with corruption. We are talking about bribery within the framework of the criminal case against the former head of the instance Vsevolod Knyazev.
In May, the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court arrested the ex-head of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, Knyazev, for 60 days in connection with a bribery case in the amount of approximately $2.7 million. According to local media, he became the highest-ranking official in the country caught receiving an illegal benefit.
Significant personnel reshuffles in the Ukrainian government and the administration of President Volodymyr Zelenskyi, related to corruption, also took place in January of this year. Deputy Minister of Defense Vyacheslav Shapovalov, Deputy Ministers of Community and Territory Development Ivan Lukerya and Vyacheslav Negoda, as well as Deputy Minister of Social Policy Vitaliy Muzychenko were removed from their posts.