"Under a motion submitted by the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine on August 25, 2017, the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv chose a measure of restraint for the head of the Department of Police Security at the National Police of Ukraine and a mediator, who obtained an unlawful benefit, in the form of detention with the possibility of [being released on] bail worth UAH 128,000 for each of them. The pre-trial investigation is underway," reads the report.
On August 22, prosecutors caught Budnyk on a bribe. He demanded, through a mediator, in addition to official payments, over UAH 80,000 per month for the provision of physical protection.
Budnyk is a police general of the third rank, honored lawyer of Ukraine. In 2008-2010, he worked as deputy chief of the State Automobile Inspection Department. In 2010-2014, he headed the Center for Road Safety and Automated Systems at the Ukrainian Interior Ministry. From October 2014, he served as acting head of the Department of State Guard Service.