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EU denies information about investigation launched against Poroshenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

The European Anti-Fraud Office does not conduct any investigations related to the President of Ukraine
17:19, 24 March 2019

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the session of Kirovograd Council of regional development in Kropyvnytsky, February 28, 2019
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The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) refuted Yulia Tymoshenko’s statement that an anti-corruption investigation was launched against president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Yevropeyska Pravda reports.

"OLAF confirms that there are no investigations related to the President of Ukraine. In case of any information that may be of interest to the investigation, the OLAF will evaluate it in the context of our usual procedures," the bureau said.

On Saturday, the presidential candidate and the leader of the Batkivshchyna party, Yulia Tymoshekno, said that the British Office for the Investigation of Fraud, in cooperation with the OLAF, has launched investigations against Petro Poroshenko related to his corruption schemes.

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February 25, journalist investigations Bihus.Info, Nashi Hroshi program revealed a sensational investigation into Poroshenko's and his close associates' involvement in embezzlement in Ukrainian defense sector. Igor Gladkovsky, the son of close Poroshenko ally Oleh Gladkovsky, deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, organized a corruption scheme to smuggle spare military-equipment parts from Russia in 2015. The corruption scheme participants were supplying smuggled Russian components and components from the Ukrainian military units through straw companies at prices 2-4 times higher than market ones. One of the straw companies was Poroshenko's Kuznia na Rybalskomy enterprise. Ukroboronprom state concern, which supervises defense industry production facilities, bought smuggled spare parts from Russia. The journalists could prove the embezzlement of 9,25 million USD, but this was only the tip of the iceberg. 

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