President Petro Poroshenko awarded the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise to the director of the Dnipropetrovsk plant Serhii Taranenko, whom NABU suspects of embezzlement of Ukrzaliznytsia’s 93 million UAH. The decree on the award of the order was signed by Poroshenko on May 4. 

The Order of Yaroslav the Wise in Ukraine is given for outstanding achievements in “state-building”, strengthening of the authority of the country, the development of authority, economy, science, etc. On the Order of V degree there is the inscription: “Wisdom, Honor, Glory”.

On January 15, Taranenko and six other officials reported suspected of possession of Ukrzaliznytsia’s 93 million. According to the investigation, for two years, they have organized the purchase of stamp products at inflated prices and attracted intermediary companies. In this way, they received money from the “Center for Production” of PJSC Ukrzaliznytsya for the amount of about 93 million hryvnias.

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