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Klitschko address NABU over Bohdan's claims about $20 million bribe

The mayor of Kyiv hopes President’s Office Andriy Bohdan will facilitate the investigation
12:31, 1 August 2019

Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko
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Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko appealed to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) with a request to open a criminal case on the statement of the head of President’s Office Andriy Bohdan about a 20 million dollar bribe. It was reported on Klitschko website.

 “On July 30, 2019, the head of the President’s Office Andriy Bohdan at a press conference told media that he had been offered a $20 million bribe in a conversation. Allegedly, the conversation was in the interests of the Mayor of Kyiv, that is, in my interests. I did not authorize any person for such “negotiations”! Such statements of Mr. Bohdan, who is the head of the President's Office, are subject to consideration in the pre-trial investigation, as they can indicate the commission of criminal offenses,” Klitschko emphasized.  

According to him, if someone approached someone, it is necessary to establish who and on whose behalf did that and what was the proposal.

“After that, the investigators will then either have to declare suspicion to the established persons or I will ask Mr. Bohdan to apologize for spreading false information. I am convinced that NABU has every opportunity to investigate the information made public and to establish the truth in this case. I hope Mr. Bohdan will facilitate the investigation. If, of course, the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine told journalists the truth,” Kyiv Mayor said.

 

As it was reported earlier, the head of President’s Office Andiry Bohdan said at the briefing that Vitali Klitschko had to leave his post as he had lost control over the capital.

It should be noted that according to article No. 118 of Ukraine’s Constitution the heads of state administrations are appointed and dismissed by the President under the proposal of the Cabinet of Ministers. Vitali Klitschko was elected City Mayor and appointed Chairman of Kyiv City State Administration.

 

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