Solomensky district court in Kyiv is having a bail hearing in the case against Ukrainian MP Maksym Polyakov. The 112 Ukraine TV channel is broadcasting the hearing.
The deputy himself announced to the journalists that NABU has never invited him for interrogation until now and he is not going to leave the country.
“I wasn’t invited for interrogation as a suspect. Only once I was invited as a witness, I was served a summon in the parliament and the next day I arrived to NABU. I was expecting an interrogation, but it never happened. They only took the samples of my signature. I hope NABU employees and their associates won’t make pressure on the court. I’d like to say about leaving the country. I am in the court today, I visit NABU – this is the most persuasive evidence that I am not going anywhere,” he said.
As it was reported earlier, three lawmakers suspected in bribery were stripped of their parliamentary immunity on July 11 - Oles Dovgy, Boryslav Rozenblatt and Maksym Polyakov.
Maksym Polyakov is suspected of taking bribes and abusing power; he is one of the key suspects in the so-called ‘amber case’. Polyakov and his counterpart Boryslav Rozenblat are charged with taking 15,000 dollar-bribe from a company that intended to change the acting legal frameworks concerning production of amber in Ukraine.