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MIA head: Arson of ex-head of National Bank Gontareva’s house is criminal pressure

According to Arsen Avakov, the arson during the visit of the IMF mission also harms the country
11:17, 17 September 2019

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Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov stated that “the arson of the house of ex-head of the National Bank Valeria Gontareva is an unacceptable manifestation of the criminal pressure” as the Interior Ministry reported on Facebook.

“The night arson of the house of Valeria Gontareva is an unacceptable manifestation of the criminal pressure. A person, who ordered and performed it when the IMF commission arrived in Ukraine, is not only just an arsonist, he is an enemy, who harms his own state. The police investigate into this case and it would assume all efforts to find the perpetrator,” Avakov stated.

As we reported 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 as a result of the arson.

According to the Emergency Service, no one suffered in the result of the arson.

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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 are 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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