Law enforcement agencies have exposed the channel for the escape of draft dodgers abroad, in which one of the deputies of the Chernihiv City Council may be involved. This was reported in SBU and Chernihiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office.
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According to the SBU, the scheme was organized by local merchants who offered potential conscripts to travel to the European Union under the guise of volunteers. The cost of such services was $ 5,000, the amount depended on the urgency of the departure and the financial capabilities of the clients.
In order to implement the scheme, the businessmen registered dodgers in the ranks of one of the local charitable organizations headed by a deputy of the Chernihiv city council, the secret service notes.
Then, information about fictitious volunteers was submitted to the Ministry for the Development of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure for entering data into the Shlyakh electronic system.
During searches at the places of residence and work of the defendants, in addition to cash and fake seals, law enforcement officers also found two Kalashnikov assault rifles and cartridges of various calibers.
Two residents of Chernihiv were informed of the suspicion of facilitating the illegal transfer of persons across the state border of Ukraine, committed for mercenary motives by prior agreement by a group of persons, as well as obstructing the lawful activities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations during a special period.
It is noted that the court arrested them without the right to make bail.
Thanks to the response, up to 10 draft dodgers were prevented from escaping abroad.
- NAPC installed 59 people who, with the assistance of the heads of regional military administrations and the leadership of the Ministry of Infrastructure traveled outside Ukraine and did not return. Among them is the son of Andrey Portnov.
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