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British Fraud Investigation Office denies investigations launched against Poroshenko

British embassy assured investigations against Petro Poroshenko related to his corruption schemes were not launched
22:47, 25 March 2019

 

 

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The British Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFO) has not launched any investigations against President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The British Embassy in Ukraine reported this on Twitter.

"Taking into account the recent speculations, the British Serious Fraud Investigation Office confirms that we have not launched the investigations against President Poroshenko,” the report said.

On Saturday, the presidential candidate and the leader of the Batkivshchyna party, Yulia Tymoshenko, said that the British Office for the Investigation of Fraud, in cooperation with the OLAF, has launched investigations against Petro Poroshenko related to his corruption schemes.

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February 25, journalist investigations Bihus.Info, Nashi Hroshi program revealed a sensational investigation into Poroshenko's and his close associates' involvement in embezzlement in the Ukrainian defense sector. Igor Gladkovsky, the son of close Poroshenko ally Oleh Gladkovsky, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, organized a corruption scheme to smuggle spare military-equipment parts from Russia in 2015. The corruption scheme participants were supplying smuggled Russian components and components from the Ukrainian military units through straw companies at prices 2-4 times higher than market ones. One of the straw companies was Poroshenko's Kuznia na Rybalskomy enterprise. Ukroboronprom state concern, which supervises defense industry production facilities, bought smuggled spare parts from Russia. The journalists could prove the embezzlement of 9,25 million USD, but this was only the tip of the iceberg. 

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