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Former SBU General Andriy Naumov served suspicion notice of almost UAH 33m enrichment

It is about luxury cars and cash. According to the latest reports, Naumov, who was stripped of his military rank and called a "traitor" by Zelenskyy in spring 2022, is currently in Serbia.

Former SBU General Andriy Naumov served suspicion notice of almost UAH 33m enrichment
Andriy Naumov

The former head of the SBU's Main Department of Internal Security has been served with a notice of suspicion of illicit enrichment worth UAH 32.7 million, the Prosecutor General's Office reports. The details of the case indicate that it is about former SBU General Andriy Naumov.

According to the investigation, from June 2019 to July 2021, while serving as a contracted officer in the SBU and holding this position, he acquired unjustified assets worth UAH 32.7 million. 

We are talking about luxury cars and cash.

Who is Andriy Naumov?

  • Earlier this year, it became known that former SBU General Andriy Naumov was released from prison in Serbia. He is currently banned from leaving the country pending an appeal.
  • Andriy Naumov worked at the Prosecutor General's Office and then at the State Agency of Ukraine on the Management of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. In 2018, he became the director of the State Enterprise "Centre for Organisational, Technical and Information Support of the Exclusion Zone Management". His work at this company will raise questions for law enforcement later.
  • From 2019 to 2021, Naumov was the head of the SBU's Main Department of Internal Security under Ivan Bakanov. This agency is responsible for controlling SBU employees. At the same time, Naumov has been involved in a number of journalistic investigations into smuggling and corruption schemes at customs. He was involved in an investigation into the acquisition of luxury property disproportionate to the official income of a civil servant. 
  • In October 2020, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy promoted Naumov to the rank of brigadier general, but at the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion, he stripped him of this rank and called him a "traitor".
  • Naumov fled on the eve of Russia's invasion, and in the summer of 2022, he was detained in Serbia with undeclared cash - about €600,000 and $120,000, as well as two emeralds. They opened a case against him and sent him to a pre-trial detention centre.
  • The Serbian court announced the decision in Naumov's money laundering case in September 2023. At the time, he had almost served his one-year sentence. Subsequently, both the defence and the prosecution filed appeals against this decision.
  • In July 2023, a court in Serbia did not allow Naumov's extradition to Ukraine.
  • Earlier, it was also reported that former SBU General Naumov, who is suspected of providing Russian occupiers with information about the Chornobyl exclusion zone, may be granted asylum in Russia. 
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