Ukraine Tax Chief Nasirov Fired Amid Embezzlement Probe

2018/2/1 23:12:58

Photo: Roman Nasirov attends a court hearing in Kyiv in March 2017


From RFE/RL, January 31, 2018 12:31 GMT


The Ukrainian government has fired tax and customs service chief Roman Nasirov, who was suspended from the post after his arrest on suspicion of embezzlement in March 2017.


Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said on January 31 that the State Commission for Senior State Service Personnel had approved the government's recommendation that Nasirov be dismissed.


Nasirov is being investigated on suspicion of defrauding the state of 2 billion hryvnias ($70 million).


He is one of the highest officials to face prosecution in Ukraine, whose pro-Western government is under pressure from the United States, the European Union, and donor organizations to tackle a deep-seated graft problem.


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