The head of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” opened a criminal case


The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine at the request of the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Victoria Wojcicki began criminal proceedings against the Chairman of the Board (NAK) “Naftogaz Ukraine”, Andrey KOBOLEV, said on Monday Wojcicki on his page in Facebook.

The MP also had a copy of the response of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, at its request, in which the Supervisory authority has announced the start of pre-judicial investigation on charges of violating part 2 of article 367 of the criminal code of Ukraine (negligence that caused grave consequences).

The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine reported on the investigation in relation to the management of “Naftogaz” on negligence may 21. But then the Agency did not specify who was involved in the case. The source of the edition “Economic truth” in “Naftogaz” noted that the criminal proceedings initiated against Andrew Koboleva.

Wojcicki appealed to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine on may 11. She accused the head of “Naftogaz” to “inaction” during 2015. According to Wojcicki, KOBOLEV has not used its powers to return of the leading oil and gas company of Ukraine “Ukrnafta” under state control, and change its leadership and to prevent the growth of the tax debt of the company. As a result, according to the Deputy, in 2015 of “Ukrnafta” was taken 18 billion hryvnia. Andriy KOBOLEV previously denied these accusations.

“Ukrnafta” — largest oil and gas company of Ukraine. According to the company, its share in production of oil and gas condensate in Ukraine is 68%, gas — on 11%. 42% of shares controlled by the group “Privat”, one of the owners of which is Ukrainian businessman Ihor Kolomoisky, 50% plus one share belong to the state.