Odesa mayor Trukhanov detained at Boryspil airport
Mayor of Odesa Hennadiy Trukhanov has been detained at the International Airport Boryspil (Kyiv), People's Deputy of Ukraine (Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction) Mustafa Nayyem has said.
"Odesa Mayor Hennadiy Trukhanov has been detained at the airport Boryspil," he wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
This same information was also confirmed in the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.
Two independent sources in Odesa City Council informed Interfax-Ukraine agency that Trukhanov returned to Ukraine. According to them, the mayor arrived at the Boryspil airport.
At the same time, the sources found it difficult to confirm information about his detention by border guards or any law enforcement agencies.
Earlier on this day, the press service of the Odesa City Council reported that Trukhanov visited two transport enterprises during his working visit to the Czech Republic: Kvazar Plus s.r.o and Opravna tramvai.
As reported, on February 13, agents of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), under the procedural supervision of the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO), notified Odesa Mayor Hennadiy Trukhanov about suspicion of committing a criminal offense under Part 5 of Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (embezzlement of property on a large-scale basis by abuse of office).
The NABU also confirmed that three other officials from the mayor's office had been informed of suspicion: the deputy mayor, the director of the municipal property department and the chairman of the permanent commission on municipal property of Odesa City Council.
In addition to Trukhanov, Deputy Mayor of Odesa Pavlo Vugelman, chairman of the permanent commission on municipal property of the Odesa City Council - Vasyl Shkriabay, and director of the municipal property department of the City Council - Oleksiy Spectr, were informed about suspicion. All of them are currently abroad.