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HACC obliges ex-head of Naftogaz Kobolev to wear ankle monitor – MP Zhelezniak

KYIV. March 14 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) on Tuesday ordered the ex-head of NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy Andriy Kobolev to wear an electronic ankle monitor, MP Yaroslav Zhelezniak has said.

“HACC made a decision as a measure of restraint to Andriy Kobolev: it imposed an additional obligation to wear an ankle monitor, left the bail of UAH 229 million,” he wrote in his Telegram channel.

“In fact, the decision was postponed for appeal. (If) to put it easier: he remained at large, but was obliged to wear the ankle monitor,” Zhelezniak said.

As reported, on January 19, 2023, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine notified Kobolev of suspicion of abuse of office while securing UAH 229 million in bonuses for the company’s victory in the Stockholm arbitration against the Russian Gazprom. According to investigators, this amount significantly exceeds the normatively determined amounts of such payments (UAH 37.48 million).