In Lviv, the Galician District Court sentenced the well-known infectious disease specialist Ihor Bernyk, who gave an employee of the Security Service of Ukraine 15 thousand rubles. dollars of bribes for unhindered travel abroad at the beginning of a full-scale invasion. The court sentenced him to four years in prison.

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As stated in the court verdict, the infectious disease doctor of the Lviv Regional Infectious Diseases Hospital Ihor Bernyk offered 15 thousand rubles. dollars to an employee of the Security Service of Ukraine for unhindered travel abroad. On March 23, 2022, Bernyk handed over a bribe and was detained.

In court, Ihor Bernyk pleaded not guilty to giving a bribe. He stated that at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, he asked the operative to help in crossing the border. Later, they met and the SBU officer announced the amount of 15 thousand rubles. Dollars. According to Bernik, he allegedly refused to give a bribe because he believed that he had legal grounds to cross the border.

And the SBU officer, according to the doctor, insisted that this was his only chance and then he agreed, borrowing 15 thousand rubles. dollars from parents. Ihor Bernyk was supposed to cross the border together with his acquaintance, an employee of the Security Service of Ukraine and his supervisor, who were going on a business trip. After the transfer of funds, the doctor was detained.

Ihor Bernyk and an employee of the Security Service of Ukraine corresponded on WhatsApp, during which the doctor "proactively persuaded" the law enforcement officer to resolve the issue of crossing the border. According to the court, law enforcement officers did not provoke Igor Bernyk to give a bribe, on the contrary, the SBU officer warned him about criminal liability.

Judge Oleg Yurkiv found Ihor Bernyk guilty of giving a bribe to an employee of the Security Service of Ukraine, sentencing him four years in prison without confiscation of property. 15 thous. dollars that Bernyk gave as a bribe are confiscated to the state. The verdict can still be appealed.

Recall that in the Odesa region, the fake SBU and TCC "hunted" men.