The product manager of the PandaDoc company Viktar Kuushynau has been released from custody, Reform. by reports quoting his relatives.
In summer 2020, company founders Syarhei Barysiuk and Mikita Mikada created a private initiative, which raised money for law enforcement officers who decided to change their profession.
Later, on September 2, the Minsk office of PandaDoc was searched. As many as 7 of 20 employees were detained for questioning. For two days, FID officers questioned more than 100 employees of the company.
On September 4th, it emerged that a criminal case under part 4 of article 210 of the Criminal Code (“Embezzlement by abuse of power, committed by an organized group or on a large scale”) was brought. It was alleged that they had stolen about 107,000 rubles from the budget through VAT refunds, thereby causing damage to the state. In addition, BT TV accused PandaDoc of financing protests.
One of the detainees, director of the Minsk company’s Minsk office, Dzmitry Rabtsevich, was released on his own recognizance the day after Alyaksandr Lukashenka met with political prisoners in the KGB detention center. On 13 October, the chief accountant Yulia Shardyka and HR Uladzislau Mikhalap were released from custody. The last one behind bars was Viktar Kuushynau.
In February 2021, it emerged that PandaDoc liquidated its office in Belarus. It opened its office in Ukraine, having transferred there about 60 employees.