The chief personnel officer of the Ministry of Defense was detained. He was responsible for the protection of state secrets for 13 years. The investigation requested the arrest of the namesake of the head of the personnel directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation 05.14.2024, 02:56.

Investigative authorities appealed to the Military Court of the 235th Garrison with a request to detain the Head of the Main Personnel Department of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Lieutenant General Yuri Kuznetsov, as part of a criminal case. In this respect reported in a court of law.

“The court received a petition from the investigation to choose a preventive measure in the form of arrest in relation to Yuri Vasilyevich Kuznetsov,” the court said.

According to the news on the court’s official website, the hearing is planned to be held on Monday at 18:25 Moscow time. Currently, the results of the evaluation of case materials have not been published. It is still unknown what exactly Kuznetsov is suspected of. telegram channel “Military Correspondents of the Russian Spring” Sources confirm that the lieutenant general was arrested and placed in a pre-trial detention centre.

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There is no official information from the Ministry of Defense at the moment. However, in the archives of the 235th Garrison Military Court, a record had previously appeared regarding a case involving Yuri Vasilyevich Kuznetsov, whose initials completely coincide with the head of the Main Personnel Department of the Ministry of Defense. From these records it is clear that on May 13 there was a meeting on the choice of preventive measure in the form of the arrest of Kuznetsov. It is known that the lieutenant general was not at work that day.

According to this TASSSearches were carried out at the person’s home and workplace.

“The investigation of the incident is being carried out by the Main Military Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. The investigator has already applied to the court to choose a preventive measure in the form of detention for the general,” said the agency’s interlocutor.

Kuznetsov has headed the Main Personnel Directorate of the Ministry of Defense since May 2023. Before that, he headed the Eighth Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces since 2010. This department provided the Ministry of Defense with the information necessary for the effective management of the army. Kuznetsov also had experience in protecting state secrets. For his services, he was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky, the Order of Military Merit and the Order of Honor.

Corruption in the Ministry of Defense

April 23 investigation authorities detained Holding the post of Deputy Minister of Defense Timur Ivanov. The next day, the Moscow Basmanny Court arrested him. Ivanov is accused of accepting bribes worth at least 1.185 billion rubles between 2018 and 2023. According to investigators, the corruption scheme took place in the 19th-20th century building in Moscow, located opposite the residence of the Moscow Patriarch and All Rus’ Kirill. It concerns repair services for the construction of the Volkonskaya – AK von Mecca city estate of the 19th century. As well as the construction of the Pankratovo estate in the Tver region.

The investigation considers Timur Ivanov and entrepreneur Sergei Borodin to be the beneficiaries of these projects. Alexander Fomin, co-founder of the Olimpsitistroy company and one of the leading contractors of the defense department, helped bypass payments for the repair and reconstruction of facilities. Ivanov and Borodin were charged with accepting bribes on an especially large scale under Part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, and Fomin was charged with bribery on an especially large scale under Part 5 of the Criminal Code. Article 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. All three are in custody.

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According to TASS, Yuri Kuznetsov was detained on suspicion of crime. It is not yet known what the Defense Ministry personnel chief is suspected of, but searches were carried out at his home and workplace.

Source: Gazeta


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