Ukraine's State Bureau of Investigations has summoned ex-President Petro Poroshenko for an interview. The official is a witness in the case of illegal trafficking of paintings. The former Ukrainian leader is due to arrive at the Bureau's main office on Tuesday, May 26, at 11 a.m., the Bureau's office reported.
The agency summons Poroshenko urgently, as it looks into the case where 43 paintings by world-renowned artists were illegally moved across the customs border of Ukraine.
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.
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.
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.