The commander of the Kapustin Yar training ground of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Oleg Kislov, who became a defendant in the case of the loss of 300 tons of fuel, was put under house arrest. writes Kommersant.
The major general became a suspect after the testimony given by his former subordinate, the ex-head of the 161st school of technicians of the strategic missile forces, Colonel Alexei Prudnikov.
He revealed a corruption scheme in the army and admitted that he had transferred fuel for sale for a bribe in the amount of 1.9 million rubles. He allegedly shared the money with the boss.
In addition, Prudnikov revealed two more episodes of bribery on the part of Kislov.
Prior to that, Prudnikov had been in custody for six months and refused to cooperate with the investigation. On Wednesday, November 24, after a petition by an investigator, the 235th Garrison Military Court decided to send him under house arrest.
Sources said that he left the pre-trial detention center (SIZO) only after fulfilling a number of conditions – a confession of guilt. In addition, the suspect entered into a pre-trial cooperation agreement with the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office. The officer’s lawyer, Yevgeny Vagin, declined to comment on the situation.
As Prudnikov clarified, in 2019 he allowed fuel trucks to enter the territory of his unit. The cars of Ya-Avtodizel LLC from the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug pumped out 300 tons of fuel oil from the storage facilities.
In the documents, everything was indicated as “cleaning up a specially guarded military facility.” The manager of the contractor company transferred 1.9 million rubles to the military. Details of other bribery cases are still unknown.
The head of Ya-Avtodizel, Renat Yavaev, specified that the fuel oil was pumped out under an official contract and with the agreement “with all services”.
After the testimony of the subordinate, the security forces raided the Kapustin Yar training ground and detained Oleg Kislov. The commander was escorted from the Astrakhan region to Moscow. The soldier was charged under Part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of Russia (“Taking a bribe on an especially large scale”).
The court took into account the merits of Kislov to Russia and the state of his health. The commander, who has served in the army for 30 years, has the Order of Honor, the medal “For Merit to the Fatherland” II degree, and was also marked with the distinction “Honor and Glory”. As a result, the Major General was sent under house arrest with a number of restrictions. He is prohibited from using the Internet and communications.
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