Head of Ukraine’s Security Service under investigation
The security officer is suspected of corruption and falsification of evidence of the prosecution.
Vasil Hrytsak, the head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), is suspected of falsifying evidence of guilt in a criminal case, accepting a bribe and official forgery. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has opened a criminal investigation into the possible prosecution of a knowingly innocent person (part 2 of Art. 372 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine), Ukrainian Pravda reports.
The suspect are Hrytsak’s former First Deputy, Colonel General Pavel Demchin, prosecutors of the Volyn region, the head of the Central Investigation Department and other officials. Hrytsak faces up to ten years in prison.