“Rotterdam + case”: the court allowed to detain the ex-head of the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission Dmytro Vovk

Solomensky District Court of Kyiv issued a permit to detain Dmytro Vovk, the former head of the the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission, who is suspected of Rotterdam + case.

This was announced by the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk. He explained that when it comes to the international search, the issues of detention and arrest are separately raised.

“As of today there is a court decision that granted permission to detain”, the Head of the Bureau said.

He also added that, according to anti-corruption authorities, Vovk is abroad, and this decision is necessary to start the international search procedure.

Answering the question when a court decision on arrest is possible, Sytnyk said: “It depends on the court”.

As it is known, last week, the Ministry of Internal Affairs put the former head of the National Regulatory Commission Dmytro Vovk and the deputy head of the National Regulatory Commission’s energy market department Volodymyr Butovsky on the wanted list.  

Prior to this, NABU reported a suspicion to 6 individuals in the case of the “Rotterdam +” formula, among which, in addition to Dmytro Vovk, were employees of DTEK energy holding. In response to these, Vovk made a “coming-out” in social networks, saying that he did not intend to return to Ukraine for interrogation on the Rotterdam + case because of suspicions that the Ukrainian judicial and law enforcement systems is biased.

At the moment, the investigation established that the former chairman and member of the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission, acting in preliminary agreement with other officials in order to obtain undue benefits by producing companies of thermal power plants, developed and adopted an unreasonable regulatory act, the losses from the use of which are estimated at 18.87 billion UAH.


Source: interfax.com.ua

Tags: court, NEURC

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