Court obliges Prosecutor's Office to look into Biden's possible interference in work of ex-Prosecutor General

Source : 112 Ukraine

Viktor Shokin was fired from this office in 2016; a recently released tape of conversation between the-then President of Ukraine Poroshenko and U.S. Vice President Biden contains an episode, in which the officials discussed his resignation
19:48, 21 May 2020

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Pechersk district court in Kyiv obliged the Prosecutor General's Office to begin an investigation into possible interference of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Ukraine's domestic affairs, - specifically, the resignation of ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

The respective document was signed by judge Serhiy Vovk and pubished on the web page of the United State Centre of Court Decisions. 

Viktor Shokin was fired from this office in 2016. 

As we reported earlier, on May 19, non-affiliated MP Andriy Derkach published a few audio records of the talk of then ex-president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Head of the U.S. State Department John Kerry.

Related: Zelensky comments on released Poroshenko, Biden records: Verdict for Poroshenko is ahead

They discussed, particularly, the resignation of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. It was the issue of the recording of the talk of Poroshenko and Kerry dated back to December 3, 2015. 

Related: US Senate committee issues subpoena in Hunter Biden's case

On May 20, the Prosecutor General’s Office put the information about audio records revealed by Andriy Derkach to the United register of pretrial investigation. Poroshenko is accused of the state treason.

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