Kvartal 95 comedy show sang a song mocking arson of the house of former National Bank Head Gontareva. Culture Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Borodyansky apologized to Gontareva for the song performed by the choir named after Veryovka on Facebook.
Borodyansky added that he is ashamed of the performance of such a song.
“Sorry, Valeria Oleksiivna, I am ashamed of the National honored academic Ukrainian folk choir of Ukraine named after Hryhoriy Veryovka,” Borodyansky wrote.
The choir performed the song during one of the concerts of Kvartal 95 along with comedian Yevhen Koshovyi.
The lyrics of the song contained such words: “The house was burning, was ablaze; a woman cried in London”, “The house is burning in Horenychy and in London Valeria thinks on Valerych (Ihor Kolomoysky, - 112.international)”, “Moral of the story is simple – the house burn with shame”.
According to Radio Liberty, Gontareva called the mocking her sorrow to be the shame.
As we reported the house of ex-head of the National Bank of Ukraine 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 as a result of the arson. Kyiv Police opened the criminal proceeding due to deliberate destruction or damage to property by arson.
The police do not exclude that house of ex-head of the National Bank (NBU) Valeria Gontareva in Kyiv region was fired on her order.
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.
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.