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Yuriy Lutsenko: Ukraine cannot initiate a case against the Bidens, as it is not within our jurisdiction

Former Prosecutor General of Ukraine states that everything is in the hands of the US law enforcement system
14:46, 9 October 2019

Yuriy Lutsenko
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Ukraine cannot initiate a case against the Bidens, as it is not within our jurisdiction. However, if America initiates such a case, then Ukraine will certainly provide legal assistance within the frameworks of the international agreement. This has been stated in the interview with the Radio NV by the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, according to the Ukrainian News Agency (Ukrainski Novyny).

As stated by the former Prosecutor General, both Biden Sr. and Biden Jr. did not violate the Ukrainian laws in Ukraine. However, there are many reasons to believe that the US laws may have been violated. In his opinion, the sooner this matter goes from the hands and mouths of the politicians “to the hands and papers of the law enforcement agencies of both countries,” the better it will be for establishing the truth, as well as for the US-Ukrainian relations.

Lutsenko emphasized that currently everything is in the hands of the US law enforcement system: if they see probable problems in the actions of their citizens, then they should initiate the case and seek legal assistance from Ukraine under the international agreements. It is possible in two ways: a request-response for legal assistance or forming a joint investigation team.

“The quicker option is forming a joint investigation team... If this case is initiated in the US, then of course it can get along. If Ukraine initiates this case, God forbid, back at home – then it means that, knowing in advance that we have no jurisdiction, we simply undertake that, what cannot be done. As a result, we will become enemies of both sides,” he is convinced.

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Lutsenko also spoke on the details of his meeting with the US President’s lawyer Rudolph Giuliani in January 2018. According to him, he agreed to this meeting, as he saw in it the only way to achieve a joint investigation into the money of “the Yanukovych’s criminal gang, a huge part of which is in the USA”.

Lutsenko informed that he learned from Giuliani “which door one should knock on” in order to arrest jointly with the US authorities $ 7 billion – the amount for which the Yanukovych government placed the Ukrainian foreign loan bonds with the obligation to pay to one of the US hedge funds. He also said that during the meeting, the Burisma case was also discussed, which involves the son of Donald Trump’s chief opponent in the 2020 U.S. election, Joe Biden.

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