Former Governor of Kyiv oblast Maksym Melnychuk escaped during the detention of the intermediary in bribery. This was stated by the head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said the Kiev TV channel “Espreso”.
The Minister noted that the decision on the degree of involvement Melnychuk and measures for his search will take after the court will study the operational materials and the results of the searches in the house of the former Governor.
Avakov also said that Melnychuk will be wanted. At the moment the investigation does not know the whereabouts of the former head of the Kiev region.
9 Sep Avakov said about the detention of the Deputy of Igor Melnichuk lyubko, who is suspected of receiving a bribe of 200 thousand (480 thousand rbl.).
On the same day the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko fired Melnichuk from the post of Governor of the Kiev region, due to the fact that earlier he filed a resignation. In addition, as reported by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has said that investigators are examining a possible link Melnichuk with the case of bribery in the course of which was arrested by the Deputy Governor.
September 10, wife of ex-Governor Galina Melnichuk filed a police report about the disappearance of her husband. She reported that last contact with her husband the afternoon of 9 September.
The wife of the former head of the Kyiv region also told about the searches in their house, during which, according to her, the armed men allow themselves to do different things.” She noted that the police brought the raids dummy witnesses.