The Supreme Anti-Corruption Court on Wednesday evening arrested former advisor to the President’s Office, Artem Shylo, for suspected involvement in a group that allegedly embezzled Hr. 94.7 million ($2.4 million).

The group allegedly charged Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) nearly twice the going rate for transformers.

Shylo had been detained on Tuesday, April 3, Kyiv Post sources in law enforcement said.

He was either to be held for two months in jail or released on Hr.30 million ($770,000) bail.

The press office of the court stated that he exercised his right to be released on bail. However, the court did not disclose who posted the bail. As a condition of his release, Shylo is prohibited from leaving the country and contacting other individuals involved in the criminal case.

Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) reported on Telegram Tuesday that it, along with the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO), had seven suspects in the corruption scheme which caused losses for Ukrzaliznytsia from 2022-2024.

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Shylo allegedly arranged the preparation and submission of a letter “Regarding Threats to State Security” to the State Security Council, which was used to reject offers from other procurement participants with better prices.

As NABU reported, the contract “winner” used a company registered in Bulgaria to purchase transformers from a manufacturer in Uzbekistan and resell them at inflated prices to Ukraine.

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The news site’s report found that every sixth official had bought an apartment or house, and every third one a car. Meanwhile, officials’ savings also increased.

According to law enforcement officials, the “winning” company is controlled by a Belarusian citizen with ties to Russia.

According to NABU, the suspects in the scheme included the leader of the group, two more members, the former deputy head of the Ukrzaliznytsia “Production Support Center” branch, Ukrzaliznytsia’s deputy director for economic and information security, a person acting on behalf of the owner of the supplier company, and a subordinate of the group’s leader.

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Shylo, whom Kyiv Post sources suspected of being the leader of the group, had also worked for the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) – Ukraine’s primary intelligence, law enforcement, and security agency.

Yevhen Cherniak, the head of Global Spirits, the largest alcohol holding in Eastern Europe, celebrated Shylo’s detention, saying that unfounded criminal cases against his company had been approved by Shylo.

“Fabricated and unissued suspicions, over a hundred searches, pressure documented on video, audio, intimidation—and not a single piece of evidence, not a single violation throughout the entire concocted case,” Cherniak wrote on Facebook Tuesday.

“Apart from Global Spirits, another 400 Ukrainian businesses are under pressure from similar cases; now it will definitely become easier. Justice exists; we just need to fight for it…Other corrupt individuals – be prepared. No one will forget or overlook anything; everything will be done according to the law, not quickly, but surely!”

Shylo had served as an adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine from 2021 to 2022. He had advised Oleg Tatarov, the deputy head of Zelensky’s office.

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Kyiv Post sources said that Shylo’s arrest might have reverberations for Tatarov and that a segment of the President’s Office team might attempt to shield Shylo from prosecution.

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John
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@Jack THE LOON FROM MRGAland CONTIUES TO BE A SHAMEKESS NARCISSISTIC IDIOT, 



Hi troll jack.....back to that old MRGA standard of promoting putinrump and bashing Biden. Of course everthing you say above has been debunked.

I've provided many quotes in the past wherein even trumps’ top White House appointees (the ones he specifically hired) subsequently call him an unethical idiot and greatest threat to democracy. Often even the orange idiot himself debunks himself with his own words.

I'd say he is his own worst enemy, accept in reality he is any democracy leaning persons worst enemy. Heck he is even a MRGA trolls worst enemy, as he often contradicts them leaving them looking....well...as stupid as they are. 



At any rate, I found that list of MRGA troll identification guidelines, and in your note above you just hit 5 of their top 10 points (Biden bashing, putinrump promoting, Ukraine supporter insults, war profit & border conspiracies )

....50% is pretty good for a troll. 

If you had just thrown in your usual profanity you would have set a troll record...60%! Most are only able to fit 1 to 3 in a single post. Perhaps putin will finally give you that gold star and personal validation you seek.

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JOHN THE LOON FROM CANADA CINTINUES TI BE A SHAMEKESS NARCISSISTIC IDIOT
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Hey John the loon from Canada, you remain an arrogant Jack ass narcissist. I was going to post this principled, intellectually honest comment up at the article regarding the increased wealth among officials. Guess whose stock has skyrocketed in the NYSE? Try all the American “defense@ contractors: Lockheed Martin, Rayethon, the list goes on. Why? Because the have Joe BRIBEn in their pockets. Joe BRIBEn allowed this war to begin and he’s allowing it to continue by refusing to secure our southern border as that forces the Republicans to agree to further fund Ukraine. You are a shameless idiot.

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John
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@Jack THE LOON FROM MRGA adores a shameless CLASSIC NARCISSIST, 



Actually only two of my above sentences start with "I", but that's okay as I know English is not a MRGA trolls first language. 



Your comment though does finally explain why you lavish so much attention on me troll 'jack'. You think I'm a "shameless narcissistic" like putinrump.



putinrump is a diagnosed shameless narcissist. A congenitally lying venomous, dissension sowing, poor decision making, criminal, sex abusing, insurrectionist to boot. The medical community seems to think he is mentally unfit for office, but yet those traits seem to resonate with his MRGA sheep.

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John
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@Thomas,

Under russian control Ukraine would have had the 141st worst international ranking for corruption. Since they broke away Ukraine has risen 37 spots. Thats is remarkable!



Now think of what Zelensky inherited... a system built on russian corruption. Yes many changes problems remain....and as the author states: "Any scandal, corruption, or other malfeasance and misfeasance in government is attributed to him". Yet under Zelensky's leadership, Ukraine is clearly heading in the right direction. When they spot a corruption problem they correct it and move forward. Thats what a functioning democracy does. Ukraines allies will not overlook that.



Meanwhile even though the USA presently ranks 117 spots above russia for corruption, putinrump lavishes praise on his putin's governance model. That's what putinrump aspires towards. He stacked the judicial system with his cronies before getting elected out. Some are still running amuck trying to shelter him from his latests felony charges or working on MRGA's agenda to deprive Americans from their former rights.

If re-elected apparently his stated first order of business is to get even with those who apply laws (and by association thwart corruption). 

Maybe thats because after his 4091 lawsuits he just wants putins absolute powers to murder or imprison anyone that objects to his crimes. 



Putinrump = lies, hate, bullying, corruption and crime.

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John
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@Ken, What an embarrassment to all Americans that Republicans have again fielded putinrump as their presidential candidate. He will provide Ukraine with zero aid.



He lavishes praise on a putin (+80 times), whose nation ranks 117 positions worse on International Corruption scale. Is that the direction Americans want to take their country? 



He has no reverence for law (4091 lawsuits and has even pardoned crony fraudsters in the 'Build the Wall' scheme). He overvalued then bankrupted 6 companies leaving US & EU creditors afraid to do business with him again. Is that who Americans think will apply fair laws? 



He states he wants dictator powers and threatens his opponents for merely speaking the truth. Is that who Americans think will protect their freedoms? 



PUTINRUMP is the biggest grifter in US history....+30,500 lies in 4 year term (21 per day, 72% of his public statements were false) ..4091 lawsuits (fraud, sexual abuse, dealings with organized casino crime...etc).....What a loser!

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Pieter van Pelt
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Living in The Netherlands, this is great news. One thing that holds Oekraine back from EU membership is corruption. This is good news that corruption, especially high in government circles, is successfully battled and brought to justice. I thank the responsible prosecutors and investigators for their tireless work on these matters. I wish them success on this war as I also hope the Ukr army will be on another important task: to beat Russia and make their country really free. Slava Ukraine!

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Ken
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Polls show that Ukrainians are against corruption but now it's time to put that to the test and not turn a blind eye like Putin's puppets. I firmly believe you should be supported in fighting Putin from the beginning but liars and thieves will kill your support quicker than anything.
President Trump doesn't hate Ukraine; he doesn't like grifters and that goes for most Americans as well.

Sasha
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@Ken, but trump is a very good scammer! does he hate his peers? does he want to be the best?

SASHA YOU ARE A BLIND FOOL
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@Sasha, You are a shameless idiot. President-elect Trump is a statesman. Joe BRIBEn is a weak, feckless, senile, corrupt, incompetent, illegitimate joke currently occupying the White House. He did nothing to stop Putrid from invading Ukraine in the first place you blind fool.

John
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@MRGA troll Jack is A BLIND FOOL,

Biden's admin provided:

- +Month of advanced intelligence on putin's intended invasion, coordinated allies response (Allies = something putinrump does not have in democratic circles anyways),
- Got weapons to Ukraine immediately
- Spent every penny legally available to his administration, even marked down equipment prices, to spend more on weapons sent to Ukraine,
- Continues to provide cyberwar and intelligence support while further USA aid is stalled by MRGA minions at putinrump's request.

Thanks goodness criminal (4091 lawsuits) putinrump was not in office or Ukraine would never had made it this far. He got impeached for trying to leverage weapons approved by congress for Ukraine to blackmail Zelensky to lie about Biden during the election. Putinrump's MRGA gang now stalls the congressional approval needed to send Ukraine more weapons. Putinrump in contrast openly says if elected he will spend "NOT A PENNY" on Ukraine.

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Thomas
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In due time people will realize that Zelensky is a corrupt little dictator even if the Kyiv Post deletes those type of comments.

Sasha
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@Thomas, and you know because your cousin told you?

Thomas
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@Sasha, I know because the little dictator is just another scum politician. Every country has them including Ukraine. Maybe in Fanstasyland where you come from they are honest?

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John
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@Thomas, See my post above...you will love it....make sure to read it twice and then write back soon.

Cheers. John.

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John
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I expect every nation that has served a term under russian oppression; will require a period of transition to weed out russia's renown corruption.

Ukraine appears to be making rapid progress towards addressing its past russian learned corruption and instead making consistent application of fair laws. By 2023 they had already progressed up Transparency International’s global corruption rankings 37 spots just since they left russia (which still sits ranked in 141st place).

Their EU ascension process will further expedite and solidify this improvement..

I personally think we are going to see some interesting breakthroughs in both business and public institute performance from Ukraine

Some of the highest GDP growth nations in the EU are those more recently free from the putin's dysfunctional regime.



Amidst their suffering, Ukraine has gained what used to be democracy's secret sauce for prosperity....fair predictable rules, unity, strong work ethic and an environment fostering innovation.

JOHN THE LOON FROM CANADA IS A CLASSIC NARCISSIST
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@John, Almost every sentence you offer starts with "I". You are a shameless narcissist. A pathetic, shameless narcissist.

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Slava Ukraini forever!
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These people should be publicly hanged. Let’s drop the “suspected” and “alleged “ adjectives Post. This is not the political weaponization of the justice system as President-elect Trump faces here in the United States. You still possess your principles and values. Slava Ukraini!

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