The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate, Kyrylo Budanov, personally asked the court to allow the suspect in the illegal awarding of the prize to the former head of Naftogaz, Kobolyev, to go abroad "to involve him in certain events." What exactly is not specified. This is stated in the court materials.
On November 16, the court received a letter from Budanov with a request to allow Kobolyev to leave between November 20 and 29, 2023. The next day, an additional letter was received from the GUR with the dates clarified: December 3-17.
Kobolyev's lawyer asked the court to pay attention to these letters.
Kobolyev stated that the circumstances and dates specified in the letter did not depend on him and were not determined by him.
The prosecutor noted that the dates covered a period beyond the period of time for determining the duration of the duties, and therefore asked to disregard it.
As a result, the court rejected Budanov's request.