"The police closed the case lawfully," the report said.
It is reported that criminal proceedings #62020000000000236 were closed on September 23, 2020 (a few months before the US presidential election) due to the lack of corpus delicti.
"The applicant Viktor Shokin and his lawyers did not agree with this decision. They filed a complaint against the police inquiry officer in court. Having thoroughly familiarized themselves with the materials of the proceedings, on February 25, 2021, the court issued its verdict: to reject the complaint," the Ministry of Internal Affairs added.
On May 19, 2020, the audiotape of the talk of President Petro Poroshenko and Vice President Joe Biden was released. They discussed the dismissal of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. According to MP Derkach, who released it, he got the audiotape from journalists investigators and the tape was recorded by Poroshenko.
At the end of September 2020, the National Police closed the case against Biden opened for Shokin’s request.
On February 3, 2021, the lawyer of Poroshenko, Ilya Novikov reported that two criminal proceedings were closed that were opened against Poroshenko and Biden.