Ukraine's fugitive ex-MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko may have well-concealed ties with Russia's FSB (Federal Security Service, - 112 International) - ever since his service in the Soviet Army group in the German Democratic Republic. This circumstance, in turn, could have played considerable part when Olnyshchenko received a Russian passport.
Fakty newspaper released the article on the issue.
'Russia has been trying to fire up the stability in Ukraine, using fake tape records and promoting the pro-Kremlin candidate for presidency. The Kremlin has once again decided to play the criminal card - just like it did with Yanukovych (Ukraine's former president, - 112 International), using Oleksandr Onyshchenko, the former Party of Regions member and the crime boss who enjoys the ties with the Russian FSB to stand against President Poroshenko,' the article says.
Earlier, Onyshchenko who currently flees from justice in Spain stated his plans to run for the presidency in Ukraine; the presidential election is slated for 2019. He said this in at least two interviews - with the German Die Welt and Russia's NTV channel.
Ukraine's criminal police has Onyshchenko's criminal record; apparently, he was a mafia boss in the 1990s, who was arrested and then released.
Onyshchenko is wanted among Ukraine's law enforcers; he is charged with the theft of public funds in the amount of 1.5 billion U.S. dollars. Over the last few years, he has been fleeing from justice abroad.