Former military commissar of the Odessa region arrested for illegal enrichment | Accidents

The Pechersky District Court of Kiev arrested the former military commissar of the Odessa region Yevgeny Borisov, accused of illegal enrichment and evasion of service, TASS reports citing Ukrainian media.

According to the court decision, Borisov may be released on bail in the amount of 150 million hryvnia (about $4.1 million).

It is noted that the prosecutor’s office has asked to deny bail to the defendant. Borisov, however, asked not to take him into custody, referring to his illness. The former military commissioner stated that he would appeal the arrest decision, as he did not have the required amount for bail.

Earlier, Ukraine’s State Investigation Bureau (SBI) said it would ask the court to arrest Borisov without the possibility of bail, given the former military commissar’s attempts to flee justice.

Recall that after the indictment, Borisov tried to hide from law enforcement agencies, but was detained in Kiev. According to investigators, after the introduction of martial law, members of the military commissar’s family bought luxury cars and real estate in Spain worth around $4 million. This amount turned out to be higher than the total official income of the Borisov family.