President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky called the arson of the house of ex-head of Ukraine’s National Bank (NBU) Valeria Gontareva a gross offense. He expects the quick solution of this provocation from the proper bodies as the President’s Office reported on Facebook.
“The fire at the house of ex-head of the NBU is a brutal offense, the quick solution of which should become the priority in the work of the law enforcement bodies. Everyone should feel protected in Ukraine despite the previous and current positions or political views. The right for the security and the right for the private property should be intransgressible (concerning the last, only the court may decide). The head of the state expects the quick solution of this provocation from the proper bodies,” the message said.
As we reported, the house of ex-head of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva in Horenychi village, Kyiv region, was burned on the night of September 17 as a result of the arson.
According to the Emergency Service, no one suffered as a result of the arson.
On August 26, 2019, Valeria Gontareva was hit by a car in London. The woman added that law enforcers are investigating whether it was an accident or demands addressed to her has started to come true.
Gontareva is involved in the criminal proceeding opened on July 31, 2019, on abuse of official position by officials with a view to obtaining an unlawful benefit. The issue is about changing of monetary and foreign exchange policy registered in the regulatory framework of the National Bank of Ukraine on January 19, 2016.
The body of the preliminary investigation has objective grounds for Gontareva's questioning due to which the summons was sent to her on August 5. She had to be interrogated as the witness and came for questioning on August 12, 2019.
On August 15, the summons for Gontareva was sent once more; she had to come for the questioning on August 22. However, the ex-Head of the NBU ignored it without reporting a reason.
Valeria Gontareva has been heading the National Bank of Ukraine from June 2014 up to March 2018.