More that a half hundred of people came to picket the SFS Main Directorate building in Ternopil region. “Automaydan” GO activists from Kyiv city came to support people on strike who demanded to stop the pressure upon agrarians of Ternopil region and pay off the corrupt officials. Dmytro Karp, Chairman of the “Automaydan Kyiv” Non-governmental organization and the member of the Committee of Lustration stated that fiscal service gets agricultural sector in a tight place by their illegal actions and “customized” harassment.


It should b put in remembrance that journalists previously made public disclosure of the information about SFS and tax police civil servants in Ternopil region who drive their luxurious cars and live in the castle houses. Particularly people involved in the opening of criminal proceedings against agricultural enterprise in Pidgaetsk is Vitaliy Romanovych Duma, vice chief of the SFS Head Department in Ternopil region, year 2015 failed to pass inspection on lustration as prescribed by the law, although he was the Head of Internal Security Division in the Directorate of Ministry of Inland Revenue in Ivano-Frankivsk region, the year 2013, that was proved as the fact of the violation of the cl.6 p.1 art. 2 of “Administrative Authority Clearance” Act.

Moreover there emerged a great number of issues to Artur Khomitskiy, the senior investigator for especially important cases of criminal investigative force of the Office of Investigations for financial cases. The official didn’t mention one of his flats in his declaration. In addition, the policeman did not declare his luxury car as well.



Volodymyr Igorovych Gull, the prosecutor of the public prosecution service department of Ternopil region, is involved into the criminal proceeding as he doesn’t state in his declaration about the possession of real estate although many of land plots and house of 365 sq.m. are registered for relatives. But Unified Register of judicial decisions has a Judicial order which proves and specifies the payment arrears for building and building surrounding grounds maintenance still on his name.  Never-the-less the prosecutor has even 2 cars: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (of 2007 year ) and КIA Soul (of 2011 year).

The significant public interest of the case gave rise to the executive functional audit of the Ternopil region taxmen provided by SFS Head Department of Ukraine.