In 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine lifted parliamentary immunity. This process went through a committee chaired by Iryna Venedyktova. According to her, pressure was put on her to prevent this decision. The press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General reports that.
"In recent months, all suspects of high-profile crimes have reported political persecution. Now law enforcement officers are investigating a number of criminal proceedings against Petro Poroshenko, initiated by court orders, citizens' statements and materials from law enforcement agencies. In four proceedings, the investigation was closed due to lack of corpus delicti," - Venedyktova noted.
She noted that the Office of the Prosecutor General does not have a pre-investigation check function. On formal grounds, law enforcement agencies should submit statements about crimes to the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations.
“Whether this is good or bad is the question for the legislator. Statements about crimes committed by the fifth president come from all over the country. This week, for example, came from Mariupol and Rivne from ordinary citizens,” Iryna Venedyktova summed up.
As we reported before, former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is suspected that in 2018, by issuing an allegedly criminal order, he persuaded a military official to exceed his authority and official powers.