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SAP Head tells about prospects of energy fraud case against Poroshenko

Ex-President does not have the procedural status in this case
18:04, 10 June 2019

Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine

The Head of Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office Nazar Kholodnytsky told about the prospects of the investigation of the criminal case on fraud in the energy sector, in which ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was involved. He said it in an interview for Interfax-Ukraine.

He confirmed that the information was included in the Unified Registry of Pre-trial Investigations after the meeting with former MP Dmytro Kryuchkov.

“Indeed, I had a meeting with Kryuchkov, he has brought four appeals about the committed crimes; he named several people, including the former President, involved in some corruption frauds. Therefore, according to the norms of Ukraine’s Criminal Procedural Code, it was registered in the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations,” Kholodnytsky said.

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At the same time, he noted that Poroshenko does not have a procedural status in the case (as of June 6).

“The complainant pointed at him as a possible involvant,” SAP head explained and added that the investigation on the case has just began.

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“We can talk about the results when investigators will or will not show the evidence base. If there are evidence – we will find out about it. If there are no evidence, you will also find out about dismissal of the case. Yet, we need to carry out the investigation to make some conclusions,” he said.

On May 22, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office launched a set of probes on abuse at energy enterprises. Ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, MP Igor Kononenko, several officials from large energy enterprises are involved in the case.

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