Svarog West Group of ex-people's deputies Alexander and Sergey Buryak together with “Epicenter K” do their best not to repay multimillion-dollar debts
The Svarog West Group agricultural corporation leased 37 units of agricultural machinery from the official dealer of JOHN DEERE , Agrotek, concluding 27 contracts for tractors, seeders and self-propelled sprayers JOHN DEERE from 2013 to 2015. Since mid-2015, the Buryak brothers corporation stopped paying lease payments, citing crop failure. The Agrotek company went to meet the debtors by agreeing on new conditions so that the latter could pay off next year's harvest. However, from that moment, Svarog Corporation ceased to fulfill its obligations and still continues to take all possible measures so as not to repay multimillion-dollar debts for the delivered equipment
Having not found understanding in the negotiation process with the debtor, the Agrotek company turned to justice, reaching the Supreme Court of Ukraine. The Supreme Court recognized that Svarog Corporation and its subsidiaries are liable for financial leasing andsurety agreements concluded with Agrotek in 2015-2017, and the Central Economic Court of Appeal ordered Svarog West Group companies to pay Agrotek the entire amount of debt.
However, representatives of Agrotek do not expect a quick receipt of money - the lawyers of the agricultural holding immediately appealed to the court regarding the postponement of the execution of this decision, and also appealed the decision to the Supreme Court and suspended the recovery.
Nevertheless, the official John Deere dealer in Ukraine, through the executive service, managed to return almost half of the equipment shipped under leasing contracts - some tractors and sprayers. However, the cars were in such a deplorable state that Agrotek had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on their restoration.
Today, the “Svarog West Group” does not plan to repay debts even by court order and comes up with schemes to tighten litigation and avoid liability. The lawyers of the corporation filed new lawsuits in the court of the Khmelnitsky region, including the cases lost in the Supreme Court. Everything possible is being done so that surety agreements with Agrotek are declared invalid and court decisions are in favor of Svarog.
Moreover, the presence of multimillion-dollar debts and dozens of lawsuits at Svarog West Group enterprises did not prevent the corporation from selling them to Epicenter K in February this year. The companies Svarog Dnistr, Lotivka Elite, SK Buzhok, Gizivshchina, Eurasia Service, which act as guarantors of leasing agreements with Agrotek, are included in the Epicenter K asset structure, which, certainly knows about the existing debt, however, he is not in a hurry or does not want to solve the problem.
Tightening courts, counterclaims, making decisions in favor of debtors, pressure on judges - these are the methods used today by structures that are directly related to the Ukrainian parliament. In fact, those with power and connections have completely different opportunities and “their own justice,” trying to release everything on the brakes and evade responsibility. As the saying goes, "Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others."