Nova Poshta finds it difficult to determine reason for searches, plans to contest PGO actions in court
KYIV. March20 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Nova Poshta group of companies finds it difficult to determine the reason for the opening of criminal proceedings against it by the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (PGO) and intends to contest the improper actions of PGO officials in court, the company's management said this at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine.
"In essence, remarks to the protocol were made immediately and the protocol indicated the violations that were revealed during the searches. As for complaints, and whether they will be filed - the company is now finalizing all the protocols that were compiled, since the searches were conducted in six cities, and afterwards a complaint will be filed," Nova Poshta director for legal issues Inna Homych said.
She said that at present the losses incurred by the company have not been assessed. She stressed the company observes a pre-trial investigation secret and cannot voice all the information available to it.
At the same time, Nova Poshta co-founder Volodymyr Popereshniuk noted that computer equipment, telephones were confiscated from the employees, the possibility of their movement was limited.
"Computer equipment was arrested, but we did not allow it to be seized. It was withdrawn for five hours, and then files were downloaded. They downloaded about 1,000 files from my computer, which contained, in my opinion, valuable commercial information. I'm not sure now that this information will not come to someone's hands," he said.
When asked about the reasons for the appearance of such a claim against the company, Popereshniuk stated it is difficult for the company to determine them.