Ezhel held a post of the Minister of defense from March 2010 to February 2012 / photo by UNIAN
Belarus had granted refugee status to a former defense Minister, ex-Ambassador Mikhail Ezhel suspected of abuse of office.
This is stated in the decision of Solomenskiy district court of Kyiv on 5 July, published July 17 in the Unified state register of court decisions.
The ruling said that the decree of the President of Ukraine of April 3, 2013 Yezhel was appointed Ukraine’s Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus, which he held until may 11, 2015.
8 Aug 2014 If it was reported about suspicion in Commission of the criminal offense under part 2 St. 364 Criminal code of Ukraine.
According to reports, the Main center of the special information service of Ukraine from 9 August 2014 to present Yezhel in Ukraine was not. It is also said, that if ignored the order of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine about the withdrawal of Ukraine in connection with the termination of long-term business trips and continue to enjoy diplomatic privileges and immunities, but had to return the diplomatic passport within 10 days from the date of return to Ukraine.
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In April 2016, if in writing addressed to the investigator of the Chief military Prosecutor’s office General Prosecutor’s office with the petition for closure of criminal proceedings for lack of corpus delicti, which indicated their place of residence: 223035, Ratomka S., street Sports, d. 26, kV 55, Minsk district, Minsk region, Belarus.
In this case, the reference of the Main Directorate of military counterintelligence on may 16, 2017 found that in Belarus If “granted refugee status and, according to operative data, he lives with his family in Minsk, where rents an apartment.”
In the course of the hearing the judge ruled “to carry out special proceedings in criminal proceedings” in respect if.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on 22 August 2016 Pechersky district court of Kiev issued the Chief military Prosecutor General Prosecutor’s office resolution on the implementation of the special pre-trial investigation if suspected of abuse of office.
If it is suspected that intentionally, in the interests of third parties, for 2011-2012, issued four separate orders for which the payment of municipal services consumed by business entities was carried out at the expense of budget funds without compensation (business entities were involved in providing the services of catering personnel of the Armed forces of Ukraine). As a result of such actions the state suffered damage totaling about 43 million UAH.
Yezhel was declared the state wanted and made arrangements for its announcement in the international search. The court gave permission to its detention and delivery in court for the hearing of the petition on application of preventive measure in the form of detention.
9 December 2016 the Prosecutor sent to court the indictment for the implementation of conviction if in the Solomensky district court of Kiev.
Ezhel held a post of the Minister of defense from March 2010 to February 2012.