The political persecution began in 2013.
After S.Group submitted the debt claim against supermarket chain ATB in the amount of nearly $ 4 million, law enforcement agencies began to put unlawful and massive pressure upon our company. About 80 searches have taken place at the enterprises since then. Law enforcement agencies have tried in many ways to interfere in the work of the company. We discovered the facts of illegal listening, tracking, breaking emails.
The paymasters of this confrontation in every way tried to prevent the impartial consideration of our claim in court. It turned out that the materials of the case were withdrawn by employees of the prosecutor's office on the eve of the court session. The Council of Judges of Ukraine called this fact "an unprecedented excess of authority and interference with the independence of the judiciary".
Employees of S.Group were repeatedly threatened, and several of them were attacked. In particular, someone tried to kill the top manager with a knife, and a staff member of the IT department was brutally beaten and his ear was cut off..
With this background, a real information warfare was started against me and S.Group. The company was unreasonably accused of trade with separatists, tax evasion, false business, and even drug sales.
In 2014, without my knowledge, a car was bought in my name, later drugs and my personal belongings (which were taken away during one of the searches) were found in it. In such criminal way, law enforcers tried to bring me to criminal responsibility.
There have been numerous attempts to falsify "the dirt" for several years. There have been a lot of threats and pressure on my relatives and acquaintances.
I have repeatedly appealed to the leaders in the Parliament, the Government, the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the President of Ukraine to investigate prosecution and also to protect an honest business from corrupt law enforcement and bandits. However, all the requests and appeals were ignored.
Recently, a former officer of the General Prosecutor's Office in an interview to the American journalist (The WashingtonTimes
) told about the incredible details of numerous crimes during large-scale activities to persecute me and my relatives and acquaintances.
After that, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine opened a criminal proceeding into possible illegal actions of officers of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine.
I'm sure the criminals will be punished.