Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is suspected that in 2018, by issuing an allegedly criminal order, he persuaded a military official to exceed his authority and official powers. Prosecutor General Iryna Venedyktova wrote this in her Telegram channel.
"In accordance with the requirements of Article 36, Articles 276, 277, 278, 481, 482-2 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine at the premises of the Main Investigative Department of the State Bureau of Investigation, I have been notified of a suspicion to the MP of Ukraine on my behalf," the statement said.
She noted that in the presence of lawyers, witnesses, investigator and prosecutor, Petro Poroshenko refused to sign and receive a written notice of suspicion, a memo on the procedural rights and obligations of the suspect, as well as a petition to select a preventive measure and summons to summon for interrogation as a suspect.
Venedyktova also clarified that the Prosecutor General has all legal grounds to instruct other prosecutors to carry out a written notice of suspicion, which is provided for in Part 2 of Article 481 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine.
"After the refusal to receive the documents, the MP, along with fellow colleagues, lawyers and security guards, appeared in the premises of the Office of the Attorney General. At the same time, under the pretext of an emergency reception to investigate a number of criminal proceedings. The parliamentarians simply burst into my office, damaging things to the security personnel," the prosecutor general wrote.
She said that today's appearance of Petro Poroshenko with his lawyers and party members in the premises of the Office of the Attorney General is another political show.
“This case is not political. It is about fulfilling the requirements of the Law, to which everyone is equal. Therefore, the Office of the Attorney General serves to protect human rights and freedoms, the interests of society and the state and will not allow to scoff at the Law, arranging demonstrations instead of procedural actions," Venedyktova wrote.
She noted that a message of suspicion has already been sent to the MP by mail, and then a preventive measure will be chosen in court.
As we reported earlier, General Prosecutor Iryna Venedyktova received a clear indication from President Zelensky of illegal actions regarding the prosecution of Petro Poroshenko. The fifth president of Ukraine, the leader of the European Solidarity party Petro Poroshenko said this after he left the Office of the Prosecutor General together with MPs and lawyers.