Head of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) Roman Truba denied the statement of Ukraine’s ex-President Petro Poroshenko about Pryamy TV channel corporate raid. He reported this on his Telegram channel.
Roman Truba noted that the SBI is investigating the case related to the possible tax evasion during the selling of the TV channel to MP Volodymyr Makeenko (a former ally of Viktor Yanukovych's Party of regions).
“There is no case related to the Pryamy TV channel activity, especially to its editorial policy, payment of taxes and work of the journalists,” Truba wrote.
He persuades that the investigative actions relating to possible tax evasion during the selling of the TV channel do not disturb journalists' work.
Petro Poroshenko, the fifth President of Ukraine and the leader of the European Solidarity Party came for an interrogation at the State Investigations Bureau on August 12. Entering the main building of the SBI in Kyiv, the ex-president refused to reply to reporters' questions.