Poroshenko's lawyer denies existence of suspicions against his client

Source : 112 Ukraine

Fifth president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is a witness in two proceedings, thus he can’t be pressed any charges
12:26, 31 July 2019

Ihor Holovan

Petro Poroshenko, the fifth president of Ukraine, is a witness in two cases of the State Bureau of Investigation, that is why there can be no suspicions against him. Ihor Holovan, the lawyer of the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, managing partner of the lawyer association Holovan and Partners said in his author's blog in the Ukrainska Pravda online outlet. Holovan published his piece in response to the statement by Roman Truba, the Director of the State Bureau of Investigation, saying that the fifth president is allegedly appearing in 11 criminal proceedings.

"How can Petro Poroshenko know well about those proceedings when the subordinates of Mr. Truba do not provide relevant information to lawyers, referring to the fact that we do not have defense status. And it is not surprising, because our client does not have the status of a suspect in any of the proceedings, quite apart from 11," lawyer Holovan wrote in his blog in the Ukrainska Pravda outlet.

According to the lawyer of Poroshenko, his client is only a witness in two proceedings.

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"Today we reliably know that Petro Poroshenko is a witness in two proceedings. It is unlikely that anyone can say that criminal proceedings are initiated against a witness," the lawyer said.

As it was reported, the State Bureau of Investigation is investigating eight criminal proceedings on Poroshenko’s wrongdoings.

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February 25, journalist investigations Bihus.Info, Nashi Hroshi program alleged that Igor Gladkovsky, the son of close Poroshenko ally Oleh Gladkovsky, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), organized a corruption scheme to smuggle spare military-equipment parts from Russia in 2015. State defense facilities purchased the smuggled spare parts from private companies linked to Hladkovsky and his friends at highly inflated prices. Ukroboronprom state concern knew the origin of the smuggled parts but agreed to purchase them.

Igor Gladkovsky, along with Vitaliy Zhukov and Andriy Rogoza were supplying smuggled Russian components and components from the Ukrainian military units through straw companies at prices 2-4 times higher than market ones.

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