House of Ukraine's ex-head of National Bank Gontareva near Kyiv burned

According to her, the perpetrators threw Molotov cocktail over the fence
09:12, 17 September 2019

National Bank of Ukraine

The house of ex-head of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeria Gontareva in Horenychi village, Kyiv region, was burned on the night of September 17 in the result of the arson, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

“Dear colleagues a while ago our house near Kyiv in Horenychi village was burned. Someone threw a Molotov cocktail over the fence. The house was completely burnt out. The firemen did not succeed even to put the fire out. It is complete and final mayhem! I do not know where should I appeal; the terror continues,” Gontareva reported.

The police did not comment the incident yet.

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Earlier, the court provided the detectives of the State Investigation Bureau with the permit to bring Gontareva for questioning forcibly.

On August 26, 2019, Valeria Gontareva was hit by a car in London. The woman added that law enforcers were investigating whether it was an accident or demands addressed to her has started to come true. 

Gontareva is involved in the criminal proceeding opened on July 31, 2019, on abuse of official position by officials with a view to obtaining an unlawful benefit. The issue is about changing of monetary and foreign exchange policy registered in the regulatory framework of the National Bank of Ukraine on January 19, 2016.

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The body of the preliminary investigation has objective grounds for Gontareva's questioning due to which the summons was sent to her on August 5. She had to be interrogated as the witness and came for questioning on August 12, 2019.

On August 15, the summons for Gontareva was sent once more; she had to come for the questioning on August 22. However, the ex-Head of the NBU ignored it without reporting a reason.

Valeria Gontareva has been heading the National Bank of Ukraine from June 2014 up to March 2018.


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