Ukraine detains head of state energy firm

21st March 2014, Comments 0 comments

Ukraine's interior minister said on Friday that police had detained the head of the Naftogaz state oil and gas company on suspicion of embezzling at least $4 billion (2.9 billion euros) during the rule of ousted president Viktor Yanukoych.

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a statement published on his Facebook account that Naftogaz chief Yevgen Bakulin is suspected of heading a "criminal group" whose members include other senior current and former Ukrainian government members.

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