US political technologist Paul Manafort had offered his services to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the 2014 presidential campaign, but was turned down. People's deputy of Petro Poroshenko Bloc Ihor Hryniv told this to Interfax agency. At that time Hryniv was a deputy head of Poroshenko’s electoral headquarters.
"Did I meet Manafort in 2014? Yes, we met. He suggested that he would like to work in the electoral campaign, so ... The meeting lasted three hours, and it all ended at that," Hryniv said.
Answering whether Manafort was rejected, Hryniv said: "Yes, he was refused."
At the same time, the MP did not report the reasons for the refusal.
"I do not want to offend anyone, but the proposal was not accepted...And secondly, let's recognize that it was unacceptable. I really believe that not only Yanukovych alone must be held accountable for everything that happened in the country," Hryniv explained.
As it was reported earlier, Rick Gates, the ex-political consultant of Paul Manafort told the U.S. Federal Court that his former chief provided assistance to Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko during the presidential campaign in spring 2014.
According to BBC, Gates indicated that the former leader of Trump's electoral campaign continued to work in Ukraine even after Poroshenko's predecessor Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in early 2014 - after the victory of the Revolution of Dignity. Gates specified that Manafort was involved in both the presidential campaign and the local elections; however, he did not point out any conditions of that cooperation, nor the time period.
Paul Manafort, the former counselor and the ex-leader of Donald Trump's election campaign, had more than 30 bank accounts in three countries across the globe.