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Poroshenko skips interrogation in Maidan crimes case

Investigators wanted to question the president as a witness
12:51, 7 May 2019

Sergiy Horbatyuk, the Head of General Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigation Department
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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko did not come for questioning to Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Office on May 1, as the Head of Special Investigation Department Serhiy Horbatyuk said, 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

“Two weeks ago President Poroshenko was invited to an additional questioning as a witness. As you can see, the witness did not show up, nobody called the investigator, nobody informed on the reasons of his absence, nobody asked to postpone the questioning,” he said.

Horbatyuk explained that Petro Poroshenko was summoned so that the investigators have a possibility to ask questions about the events of February 18-19, 2014 and December 1, 2013.  

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He stressed that the Head of State has not signed the protocol of the first questioning over 2,5 years.

“The questioning was video recorded as President was busy. He was in a rush and asked to sign (the protocol, - ed.) on the next day, and on the next day regardless of tens of reminders, we passed copies of the protocols through the Prosecutor General, I contacted with Tseholko, with Yuriy Fedoriv, with Kravchenko and asked to pass (the protocols, - ed.) as it was important for us to end the procedural action. Unfortunately, we had no reaction, so the second thing despite the questioning was signing of the protocol. As he did not come, we will continue summoning until we implement our procedural power,” he said.

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In November 2016, Poroshenko gave testimony in Maidan case.

Horbatyuk claimed law enforcers have served 442 people with charge papers concerning the crimes committed against Euromaidan participants. Indictments against 279 people were sent to the court.

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