Sumyteploenergo is being prepared for a shadow sale, in which the head of Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov may be involved. This was announced by MP Andrii Derkach in an appeal to Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova.
According to Derkach, a shadow sale to Sumyteploenergo is being prepared. One of the potential buyers is Ivan Nadein, the owner of Ukrteplo LLC.
“According to investigative journalists, Sumyteploenergo is planned to be sold to the owner of Ukrteplo, Ivan Nadein (concurrently, the president of the national football club Veres). Nadein has long-term business ties with the current head of Verkhovna Rada Razumkov, who in 2014–2015 was one of the co-founders of Ukrpteplo LLC, and according to investigative journalists, he still has a business interest in the company’s activities,” Derkach reports.
According to the people’s deputy, Sumyteploenergo has made a profit of 300 million hryvnias in 5 years from shadow schemes at the Sumy combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP), which it rents.
“After the purchase of Sumyteploenergo by Nadein, the Sumy residents will not wait for the destruction of the schemes or the reduction of tariffs – they plan to keep the business in its original form. Despite the fact that everything has been built at the CCHP and heating networks belonging to the community, they are leased from Sumyteploenergo until 2023” , – emphasized Derkach.
The People’s Deputy connects the sale of the company with an attempt to evade responsibility of the management of the Tekhnova group of companies, which is responsible for the criminal cases of the SSU, the National Police and the State Fiscal Service.
“In this regard, at the central level, I turned to Prosecutor General Venediktova with a demand to check the facts of illegal actions during the shadow sale of Sumyteploenergo to Ukrteplo and the possible involvement of the head of BP Dmytro Razumkov in the transaction,” Derkach said.
At the same time, at the local level, Derkach proposed to create a joint working group with the participation of deputies of local councils, regional state administrations, law enforcement officers and the public to study the terms of the CHPP lease agreement and the effectiveness of its use. The main thing, he said, is to prevent the lease agreement from continuing after the shadow sale to Sumyteploenergo.
“The main thing is not to allow another shady deal to go past the budget and is not in the interests of the Sumy community, even if it is taking place with the possible participation and under the roof of Speaker Razumkov,” sums up Andrii Derkach.