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Police told lies about 2 years in prison for culprit of accident with photo correspondent

14.12.2016, 15:04

The police of Kyiv region mistakenly reported incorrect information regarding the punishment of Ivan Fedorko, the former official of "Ukrzaliznytsia". The case is about Fedorko who drove into the car of photographer Maks Levin and his family, according to "Ukrainska Pravda".
December 12, press service of Chief Department of the National Police in Kyiv region officially said that the court sentenced Fedorko with two years of restriction of liberty with deprivation of the right to drive vehicle on two years.

Meanwhile, Maks Levin on his Facebook outraged that message and said that the court ruled otherwise.

"Listen, it's not true that Fedorko received two years of restriction of liberty. At least in the case of an accident. The trial court ruled the fine. Appeal is already filed, but the first meeting will be Jan.5 only, "- he wrote.
Mykola Zhukovych, a National police of Kyiv region spokesman, acknowledged that the report presented false information. "When we were preparing this material, we turned to the Investigation Department, which, in turn, appealed to the court and they have provided such information. Right now we are searching for a person who gave it," - he said.
"When we started to specify the information on Fedorko case we, indeed, found that there is a decision on 8500 UAH fine and 1.5 years of deprivation of the right to drive vehicle", - the spokesman indicates.

At the same time Zhukovych underline that during the hearing National police requested the Court to consider that a person who commits a traffic accident, was drunk.
"It was impossible to take analysis because culprit disappeared from the hospital. The next day we found him in another hospital, where he underwent a course of therapy and blood tests showed that he was sober. The court took into account not eyewitnesses and first doctor's testimonies but the data from materials of the proceedings - information from the other hospitals,"- said Zhukovych.

On July 3 in the evening the photo reporter Maks Levin got into a traffic accident on the на Boyarka-Zabirya road (Kyivska oblast). The collision happened as a result of a car Audi Q7 (plates АА 7100 РР) steering into the oncoming lane, driven by a drunken driver. The originator of the traffic accident fled.

In regard to the traffic accident, in which the family of Maks Levin, photo reporter, sustained grave injuries, police opened two criminal cases; one under part 1 Article 286 (Violation of Traffic Safety Rules or rules of vehicle sue by a person driving a vehicle) and the other, under Article 342 (Resistance to representative of authorities, to officer of law enforcement agency, to member of civil body for protection of civil order or to military) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.  

The drunk driver, who had a front collision with the car of the photo reporter, turned out to be the head of the cargo traffic department of “Ukrzaliznytsia” Ivan Fedorko.  

On July 4, the head of the board of the Public Company “Ukrzaliznytsia” Wojciech Balczun suspended Ivan Fedorko, the director of the cargo traffic and logistics department.

With the journalists' pressure the law enforcement handed to Ivan Fedorko suspicion of committing a criminal offense under Part. 1, Art. 286 on Jul.4.  

July 5 Kyivo-Sviatoshynskyi court released the director of cargo traffic department in the National Railroad company "Ukrzaliznytsia" on his own recognizance.

In August it was announced that Ivan Fedorko, the former director of freight transportation and logistics of public joint stock company "Ukrzaliznytsia",  intends to resume his position in office through the court.

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