PGO opens abuse of office case against Ukrainian Embassy employees in Slovakia

The investigation department of Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) in Zakarpattia region has opened a criminal case against abuse of office and fabrication of documents by employees of the Ukrainian Embassy in Slovakia.

The PGO's press service said on Tuesday that the criminal case was opened under Part 2 of Article 364 and Part 2 of Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

"On May 21 Ukrainian officials in Slovakia abused their office and used a diplomatic car, under the pretense it was carrying diplomatic mail and was immune from search, as per the Venice Convention, attempted to transport a large batch of excisable goods, tobacco, etc. to European countries," the press service said.