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Special unit of State Bureau of Investigations storms museum in Kyiv, trying to hand Poroshenko notice

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ex-President did not arrive for interview at the SBI; instead, he visited the Museum of Ivan Honchar in the capital
12:51, 27 May 2020

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An incident occurred in Kyiv-based museum of Ivan Honchar on May 26. A special force unit of the State Bureau of Investigations stormed the building. The law enforcement agency explained this move with the necessity to hand over the notice to Petro Poroshenko; the Ukrainian President was summoned for an interview but did not show up.

According to the SBI's press office, "the fifth president of Ukraine was repeatedly informed of a summon to the interrogation at the SBI, but he never showed up. Media reports revealed that he was at Honchar museum. The SBI workers headed for Ivan Honchar museum so as to hand him the notice of summoning for interrogation and provision of investigation procedures", the message said. 

The SBI explained that a special force unit was summoned to the site because workers of the museum and other people prevented them from taking investigation actions. However, no physical force was used, the agency said.

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Poroshenko was at the museum, observing the exhibition of paintings from his family collection. The official left the building upon early warning that the SBI approaches museum. His wife stayed there, so the SBI operatives passed her the summon notice.

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