At a press conference at the News Agency "Mist Dnipro", the Dnipro Anti-Corruption Initiative presented to the public and the media the results of an analysis of tenders conducted by the structures of the Dnipro City Administration through the procurement systems tender.me.gov.ua and ProZorro. Given the fact that the total amount of thefts from 2016 is more than 660 million hryvna, in October 2017, by overstating prices, Filatov and his henchmen moved 2.2 million hryvna from the Dnipro budget. "660 million UAH are moved from the budget of the city according to schemes – here is the price of of choosing Filatov as the mayor of Dnipro. Townspeople, the city’s public, media representatives oppose this cynical cut. Therefore, for several months now we have seen a decline in the rate of theft. And this is already the victory of people," the activist of the Dnipro Anti-Corruption Initiative Serhiy Sukhanov said.
Materials testifying to the volumes and schemes of moving funds from the city budget by Filatov and his assistants, the Anti-Corruption Initiative of Dnipro systematically transfers to the Presidential Administration, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the National Police, the Antimonopoly Committee, the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine, and ambassadors of leading countries.
Serhiy Sukhanov said, "I also congratulate the city, including entrepreneurs, on the city’s mass, with one more victory – the court found illegal the actions of the city’s majority in the city council, which created an inspection of labor. The court banned the labor inspectorate to conduct inspections. However, since the spring, when Filatov’s majority body voted for this manual pressure on entrepreneurs, purchases for millions of hryvnas were already made to purchase office equipment, furniture, repairs, and so on. This extravagance is seen by the townspeople in everything related to financing officials and spending budget money, but not real support for people."
"This is a whole detective series, the main episodes in which – the cutting of budget money for the so-called "repairs" of the bridge (250 million UAH), Embankment (70 million UAH), etc. The same fate, perhaps, will be at the metro. And less significant amounts, but much more cynical articles – the purchase of pots, baby food and office supplies at inflated prices, negligence and theft of officials, because of which the children of ATO members were poisoned in the camp," Sukhanov said.
The Anti-Corruption Initiative submitted documents and named structures through which most of the money stolen from the city budget in October 2017 was illegally withdrawn.
Based on the materials transmitted by public activists to law enforcement agencies, the National Police is already conducting pre-trial investigations within the framework of the criminal proceedings filed in the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations in Ukraine under No. 12016040030000308 (04/05/2016). In addition, the Regional Prosecutor’s Office led a criminal proceeding No. 42016040000000660 of 01.08.2016 on the fact of criminal illegal actions of the Mayor’s Office. The General Directorate of the National Police monitors the investigation.
Recall, the residents of Dnipro held a rally and appealed to the President with a request to stop the theft of Mayor Filatov.