KO “Kievzelenstroy” and its contractor are suspected of cutting the next UAH 25 million from budget

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In the summer of 2018, the KO “Kievzelenstroy” for UAH 25.8 million ordered repair of the park on Vatutin Avenue from LLC “Budmontazhservis 1”. Repair was paid in full, but the work on the contract, as investigators of the National Police found out, was not fully implemented. As a result, a criminal case was opened: law enforcement officers suspect that part of the budget has been pocketed. Now the investigators will study the project documentation for the overhaul, the task for the design of the object, the estimate documentation for it, the contract for the performance of contract work, the defective acts on the object, etc.

As it became known to KV, by a decision of December 3, 2018, the Desnyansky District Court granted the National Police access to documents in the possession of the KO “Kievzelenstroy” at the address: Kudryavskaya 23 St. (case number 754/16826/18).

The investigation found that on June 21, 2018, KO “Kievzelenstroy” and LLC “Budmontazhservis 1” entered into contract No. 103/6 for a total amount of UAH 25 million 878 thousand. For this money, the contractor undertook to overhaul the landscaping of the park with water bodies along the General Vatutina Avenue between Mayakovsky Street and Honore de Balzac Street in the Desnyansky district of Kiev.

KO “Kievzelenstroy”, in turn, pledged to accept and pay for the work performed. Payment should be carried out at the expense of the budget of Kiev.

The investigation found out: according to the data publicly available on the site https://spending.gov.ua/, on the basis of contract No. 103/6 of 21.06.2018, UAH 25 million 878 thousand were transferred to the account of LLC “Budmontazhservis 1”.

However, after the inspection of the scene of the incident — the park area — by the investigator of the Desnyansky National Police in Kiev Yulia Sergienko (the date of the inspection was not specified in the case — KV), it was established that the work under the above contract was not fully completed.

The excerpt from the case file

As a result, on November 8, 2018, the information on the opening by the National Police of criminal proceedings No. 12018100030009439 under Part 2 of Article 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine was entered into the ERDR. This is a misappropriation, embezzlement of property or seizure of it through abuse of official position. Defendants are threatened with restriction of liberty for a term of up to five years or imprisonment for the same term, with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years.

During the investigation, law enforcement officers needed to examine documents that are essential for establishing important circumstances in criminal proceedings. We are talking about documents in the possession of KO “Kievzelenstroy” at st. Kudryavskaya 23 Street.

The National Police were interested in the project documentation for the overhaul and improvement of the park with water bodies along the General Vatutina Avenue between Mayakovsky Street and Honore de Balzac Street in the Desnyansky district of Kiev in accordance with the contract agreement, the task for the design of the object, the estimate documentation for it, the contract for the performance of contract work, the defective acts on the object.

In addition, law enforcement officers wanted to study the acts of acceptance of completed construction works, certificates of their value, acts of closing concealed works, certificates of the cost of completed construction works, architectural supervision journals, technical supervision journals, general work logs, a declaration of their readiness, etc.

On 12.11.2018, the investigator of the Desnyanskiy branch of the National Police of Kiev handed a request to the KO “Kievzelenstroy” to obtain the documents, however, as of 21.11.2018, the requested documents were not provided to the investigation.

As a result, the National Police applied to the court for access to these documents. On December 3, 2018, the judge of the Desnyansky district court of Kiev, Elena Lisovskaya, considered the petition and satisfied it.

According to the Youcontrol analytical system, LLC “Budmontazhservis 1” was established in 2009. The authorized capital of the company is UAH 410 thousand 290. The founders are Gandzyuk Alexander, Gandzyuk Andrey and Gandzyuk Alla. One of the three beneficiaries — Alexander Sergeevich Gandzyuk — is registered in the Chernivtsi region. Previously, he was a deputy of the Chernivtsi regional council, ex-regional. Over the past three years, the company has been involved in 12 court cases. In particular, according to the decision of the Pechersk district court of 2016, in 2010-2015, PJSC “Ukrhydroenergo” gave contracts to LLC “Budmontazhservis 1”, which was controlled by itself, at significantly inflated prices.

According to Zakupіvlі, the company “Budmontazhservis 1” for all its existence, according to the results of the state tenders, has concluded 12 contracts for a total amount of UAH 360 million. Its largest customer is PJSC “Ukrhydroenergo” (UAH 166 million), in second place is KO “Kievzelenstroy” (UAH 124.8 million).

As KV reported in July 2018, in the period of 2016-2017, KO “Kievzelenstroy” held a number of tenders, the results of which purchased harvest equipment from LLC “Klimtekhinvest”, LLC “Firma “Scala” and LLC “Tekhnoprofinvest” for more than UAH 130 million. At the end of 2017, the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine found out that the specified imported equipment was purchased at inflated prices. The NABU believes that the officials of the “Kyivzelenstroy” could cut a lot of the budget on these purchases.

Recall that the duties of the general director of the KO “Kievzelenstroy” since May 2018 are performed by Natalya Belousova (in the photo). From July 2016 to May 2018, KO “Kievzelenstroy” was led by Mikhail Nakonechny.

As the KV has repeatedly reported with references to sources in the KCSA and Kyiv City Council, this company continues to be in charge of the ex-director of the Department of Improvement of the KCSA, the current deputy of the VR from PPB and the adviser to the Mayor of Kiev on improvement, Dmitry Belotserkovets.

Petro Panteleev, deputy head of the Kyiv City State Administration, is officially in charge of the issues of landscaping and the natural environment, including landscaping.

* KO “Kyivzelenbud” (code ЄDRPOU: 03362123)

** LLC “Budmontazhservis І” (code ЄDRPOU: 35876701)

Anna Kamelina