On the last day of January, a number of public activists, including the head of the Anti-Corruption Center Vitaly Shabunin, made public a number of alleged facts about the biography of Oleksandr Liev, a responsible official of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. It was primarily about the events of 2014 related to the beginning of the occupation of Crimea.
It is worth pointing out that Liev’s life is really connected with the peninsula, in particular, until 2005 he worked in Armyansk and Krasnoperekopsk, including the position of chairman of the board of the “Brom” plant.
In 2020, ARC wrote about Liev’s indirect participation in the case of Viktor Sazhyn, a supporter of “Russian peace”, prosecution against whom was then supported by the young prosecutor Nataliya Poklonska.
In 2010, Liev joined the “Party of Regions” and before the occupation, he held the position of Minister of tourism and resorts of the AR of Crimea, later he moved to the territory under the control of the government of Ukraine.
In the evening of February 2, a message appeared on the website of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, according to which Oleksandr Liev was dismissed from the Ministry at his own request. The Ministry points out that at the stage of employment and during his work in the Ministry of Defense, Oleksandr Liev passed the relevant checks, which are mandatory when entering the position of a civil servant.