Poroshenko accused of receiving $ 200 mln for closing case against Burisma gas production company

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ex-president of Ukraine received money from several sources owned by his closest associate, Igor Kononenko
19:29, 20 April 2020

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The new allegations of corruption have been voiced against former president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. He allegedly received a gigantic sum of $ 200 million for closing a case against Burisma (Hunter Biden, the son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is known to have worked in this company).

Former employee of the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States Andriy Telizhenko reported that on April 20. The respective video appeared on the Svobodnyi Youtube channel, Strana reports.

According to the diplomat, Poroshenko received money from several sources owned by his closest associate, Igor Kononenko.

"The final amount that Mr. Poroshenko received was $ 200 million for Burisma, for closing the case," Telizhenko said.

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Earlier, Prosecutor General Iryna Venedyktova registered a criminal case against former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the unlawful appointment of Supreme Court justices. This was reported by the press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General.

"The Prosecutor General, on the basis of the appeal of the Supreme Court's employees, has entered data into the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations on possible unlawful actions of the President of Ukraine, whose powers have been terminated, and others in issuing Presidential Decrees of November 10, 2017 No. 357/2017 and of May 2019 No. 195/2019 "On the appointment of judges of Supreme Court,” the message reads.

According to the appeal of the Supreme Court's employees, the grounds for issuing the decrees of the former president and appointing judges do not comply with the provisions of the Constitution and the Law "On the judiciary and status of judges".

These actions are qualified as abuse of authority or office (Part 2 of Article 364 of Ukraine's Criminal Code), interference with the activities of judicial authorities (Part 2 of Article 376), failure to comply with a judgment (Part 4 of Article 382), and actions aimed at forceful change or overthrow of the constitutional order or take-over of government (Part 1, 2, Art. 109).

As we reported earlier, on February 28, 2020, Ukraine's fifth President Petro Poroshenko came to the State Bureau of Investigation for questioning about the appointment of judges of the Supreme Court.  

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