The SBU, Security Service of Ukraine is looking into possible involvement of ex-President Petro Poroshenko and former Head of the National Bank Valeria Gontareva in the state treason case. Head of the SBU Ivan Bakanov reported that in an interview with UNN news agency.
The official claimed that the case was registered; however, he did not disclose any more details.
As is known, Gontareva is involved in the criminal proceeding opened on July 31, 2019, on abuse of official position by officials with a view to obtaining an unlawful benefit. The issue is about changing of monetary and foreign exchange policy registered in the regulatory framework of the National Bank of Ukraine on January 19, 2016.
The body of the preliminary investigation has objective grounds for Gontareva's questioning due to which the summons was sent to her on August 5. She had to be interrogated as the witness and came for questioning on August 12, 2019.
On August 15, the summons for Gontareva was sent once more; she had to come for the questioning on August 22. However, the ex-Head of the NBU ignored it without reporting a reason.
Valeria Gontareva chaired the National Bank of Ukraine from June 2014 up to March 2018.