Case against Poroshenko closed, - National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The fifth president of Ukraine was charged with pocketing USD 100 bn, along with Barack Obama and Joe Biden
18:56, 9 February 2021

The fifth president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

Lawyers of fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko claim that NABU (National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine) has closed the case of alleged pillage of USD 100,000. The defendants, in this case, were Poroshenko himself, U.S. ex-President Barack Obama, and incumbent President Joe Biden. Poroshenko's lawyer Ihor Holovan said so as quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

"As we found out, on January 25, National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine closed the criminal case registered on the appeal filed by an MP (Renat Kuzmin, - 112 International) and a group of lawmakers...", he said.

The lawyer added that in December 2019, MP from Opposition Platform - For Life party Renat Kuzmin and a group of his colleagues turned to the NABU, claiming that Poroshenko could have committed criminal violations. According to Holovan, the accusation was based on the data released by Russian media and bloggers who cited Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of Donald Trump. Guiliani allegedly confirmed that the said pillage actually took place.

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At that, Holovan said that the NABU did not register the case on the collective appeal filed by the MPs; the investigation began after the respective decision of Pechersk court in Kyiv. However, the court denied that it made any decisions to commence the case.

Related: New criminal proceedings opened against Poroshenko, Biden in Ukraine, - lawyer

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