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Ex-head of Naftogaz suspected of embezzlement of millions

Ex-head of Naftogaz suspected of embezzlement of millions

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) announced that there are suspicions against the former head of the board of Naftogaz, Andriy Kobolev.

Naftogaz is a Ukrainian state-owned company engaged in the extraction, transportation and processing of oil and natural gas. Andrey Kobolev headed the company in 2014-2021.

It is reported that Kobolev is suspected of embezzling almost 230 million hryvnias.

According to an investigation conducted by NABU, in May 2018, the ex-head of Naftogaz rewarded himself in the amount of 261 million hryvnias (about $10 million), for which he signed an illegal order.

The award was supposed as a bonus for the fact that Naftogaz managed to win a case in the arbitration court of Stockholm related to the Russian-Ukrainian gas contract in 2009. According to the standards, Kobolev could receive a bonus not exceeding UAH 37,5 million, NABU notes.

In total, the former head of the gas company illegally received more than UAH 2018 million from the company in 229,25, according to the investigation.

In addition, for the same victory in the case with the Stockholm court in 2017, Kobolev also received a bonus of about 12,5 million hryvnia.

Andrei Kobolev responded to this message, saying that he was aware of this and considers himself innocent.
Photos used:
Wikipedia/Press Office of Naftogaz

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  1. parusnik
    parusnik 19 January 2023 16: 52
    Kobolev is suspected of stealing almost 230 million hryvnias
    At the pipe, but do not get drunk .. smile
    1. Cananecat
      Cananecat 19 January 2023 17: 12
      Quote: parusnik
      At the pipe, but do not get drunk ..

      almost 230 million hryvnia.

      Yes, no ... I took it, I never saw such money, but I didn’t have time to return it ... laughing
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 19 January 2023 18: 21
        Many millions?
        Head of Naftogaz?
        Yes, such a person will not be engaged in such petty thefts.
        Especially in Ukraine.
        Billions, no less.
  2. Mishka78
    Mishka78 19 January 2023 16: 56
    I do not want to be stuffy, but technically this is not theft. Theft is theft. And this is a completely white dude who wrote out a bonus for himself, he probably paid taxes on it.
    Excess of authority - probably. Illicit enrichment - yes, perhaps. But not theft.
  3. Dilettante grandfather
    Dilettante grandfather 19 January 2023 17: 00
    ... And the eyes in the photo are honest, honest ... wassat
    1. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke 19 January 2023 20: 07
      Quote: Grandfather is an amateur
      ... And the eyes in the photo are honest, honest ... wassat

      Poured Chubais. 1:1.
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 19 January 2023 17: 02
    Well done, how much money he stole from the budget of Ukraine. How many UAVs could be bought with this money and cut money for someone else. bully
  5. Popandos
    Popandos 19 January 2023 17: 03
    about $10 million), for which he signed an illegal order.

  6. isv000
    isv000 19 January 2023 17: 04
    Ex-head of Naftogaz suspected of embezzlement of millions

    Holy Javelin! Yes, it can’t be that they steal in Ukraine! ..
  7. Volzhanin64
    Volzhanin64 19 January 2023 17: 57
    And we steal less??? Who will not be dug by billions. I generally keep quiet about the Red privatizer.
  8. Oleg Apushkin
    Oleg Apushkin 19 January 2023 18: 04
    We have half of these in the Duma sitting asleep at meetings, after that they go to extort and steal the budget and everything that is not nailed down.
    1. novel66
      novel66 20 January 2023 13: 40
      What can be torn off is not considered nailed
  9. 1razvgod
    1razvgod 19 January 2023 21: 24
    In Gazprom, Miller was also awarded a bonus for the same loss of the case with the Stockholm court :) natural resources are always in the black :))))
  10. antivirus
    antivirus 19 January 2023 21: 32
    Democracy in Europe.
    There is no corruption.
    Principles do not allow.
    The left-wing guards have not yet understood the new economic realities.
    They'll figure it out. Righteous.
  11. MakStVik
    MakStVik 20 January 2023 23: 07
    A thief must share with thieves, otherwise he will be suspected of stealing wink