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Ex-MP detained at Boryspil airport

He was extradited from Germany.

Ex-MP detained at Boryspil airport
Dmytro Kryuchkov
Photo: rada.gov.ua

Detectives of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) have detained a former MP and ex-board chairman of Enerhomerezha Holding Company, Dmytro Kryuchkov, at Boryspil International Airport, the NABU's press service has said.

"On 15 April 2019, the board chairman of Enerhomerezha Holding Company, who is suspected of inflicting the damage of over 346m hryvnyas on the state, was extradited from Germany to Ukraine. NABU detectives detained the official at Boryspil International Airport," it said.

During 48 hours after the detention, a court has to select a measure of restraint for him.

Earlier, the Bavarian land court approved Kryuchkov's statement on the refusal from the status of political refugee and German consular help.

Kryuchkov is mentioned in the case on the misappropriation of 346m hryvnyas of the Zaporizhzhya regional energy distribution company (Zaporizhoblenerho), in which the state owns over 60% of shares. Minority stocks in the company are owned by the Surkis brothers and Kostyantyn Hryhoryshyn.

Kryuchkov was declared wanted in July 2016.

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