The Pechersky District Court of Kyiv arrested the property of Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Alexander Dubinsky, as well as his mother and ex-wife. The court ruling was published in the Unified Register of Court Decisions.
The arrest was imposed as part of a pre-trial investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation into a case of money laundering and tax evasion. The process of seizing property, according to Suspilne, began after a statement from the Anti-Corruption Center.
The publication, citing data from the center, writes that Dubinsky and his family own 24 apartments, 17 cars, two houses and 70 acres of land with a total value of $2.5 million. Dubinsky owns, among other things, two apartments worth 100 thousand dollars in the penthouse of the five-star Fairmont Grand Hotel, six plots of land in the village of Khotov near Kiev, two of which have estates built on them. As of November 2019, the deputy owned seven cars, including Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, Honda and Subaru.
Over the past five years, his mother allegedly purchased 19 properties worth approximately $1 million. She also owns two Mercedes-Benz cars, two BMW cars, a Toyota Land Cruiser, a Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa and a ZAZ Vida. Dubinsky’s wife, according to the center, owns seven apartments.
The official income of Dubinsky and his family members would not have allowed them to purchase such an amount of property, the Anti-Corruption Center said.
On November 13, officers of the State Bureau of Investigation and the SBU served Dubinsky with suspicion of treason as part of a criminal organization (Part 1 of Article 111, Part 1 of Article 255 of the Criminal Code), and the next day he was arrested.
According to the investigation, he was part of an agent network created in Ukraine by high-ranking officers of the GRU of the Russian Armed Forces, Vladimir Alekseev and his deputy, Alexey Savin. This group, which, according to investigators, also included former Rada deputy Andriy Derkach and employee of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine Konstantin Kulik, carried out “information and subversive activities in favor of the aggressor state.” In particular, Dubinsky is charged with “disseminating pro-Russian narratives about the highest military-political leadership of Ukraine,” for which he “participated in public events.”
As an example, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine cited a press conference held in November 2019, in which Dubinsky and Derkach participated (the latter was accused by the SBU last summer of receiving money from Russian intelligence to seize Ukraine, and in October he was arrested in absentia on suspicion of treason – NV ). During conversations with journalists, the deputies, according to the department, “spread a fake about the alleged interference of Ukrainian officials in the US presidential elections in 2020.” Thus, according to the investigation, they “tried to worsen relations between Ukraine and its strategic partner.”
What is known about Rada deputy Dubinsky, who was arrested for treason:
All participants in the criminal group, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, face up to 15 years in prison with confiscation of property.
Dubinsky, commenting on the decision to arrest him, said that “in the arguments presented by the prosecution there is not a single fact indicating that I committed high treason.” “All these falsified charges are based on the testimony of a person who, a year and a half ago, agreed with the investigation in the Derkach case. Gave him all the testimony and testimony about the creation of a criminal organization in which he participated. These materials were examined by NABU and were also transferred to Shevchenkovsky court, and all his testimony became the basis for him to go to prison for five years for high treason under an agreement with the investigation. There is not a single mention of Dubinsky,” said Alexander Dubinsky.