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ODESA – Having agreed to a plea arrangement with prosecutors in the so-called “Kurchenko case,” deputy head of PJSC Odesa Oil Refinery Dmytro Veremeyev has received a five-year jail sentence with a one-year test term.

Head of Odesa region’s Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) Oleh Zhuchenko said during a briefing on Monday that Veremeyev testified to prosecutors about the “Kurchenko case,” providing information about the location of various documents needed for the investigation and about the role played by suspects in the case. Under the arrangement, Veremeyev must remunerate Hr 2 billion in losses incurred by the government.

Regarding confiscation ordered by the Suvorivsky District Court of Odesa of property at the Odesa Oil Refinery, Zhuchenko said equipment worth $200 million, including a construction pit measuring 38,000 square meters and 77 hectares of land was returned to state ownership.

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