Ukraine's ex-President Petro Poroshenko did not come to the questioning to State Bureau of Investigation as a witness, as the Head of the body Roman Truba said at the briefing, broadcasted by the press office of the Bureau, on July 17.
“Ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was summoned for questioning. He was summoned as a witness in a criminal proceeding over a deal and alleged tax evasion and legalization of the income received in an illegal way from selling “Kuznia na Rybalskomy” plant. Petro Poroshenko did not come to the questioning,” Truba said.
According to him, former Ukrainian MP Sergiy Tihipko and other people were questioned on this case. Documents were seized.
“I would like to stress that we did not press charges against anyone on this case. All the participants of this criminal proceeding are on equal terms. Petro Poroshenko has to be interested in testifying so that investigation is impartial and full. In the future, he will be summoned again. I expect him to come and give full testimony, materials, and information he has so that the investigators set the truth,” Truba noted.
He announced summoning of the fifth Head of State after the parliamentary elections.
“Today Poroshenko’s lawyers informed that they might not come to the questioning as Petro Poroshenko participates in the pre-election campaign and he asks to postpone the questioning for the period after July 21, 2019. We will cooperate, we are waiting for him after July 21, 2019,” Truba said.