While in the United States this week, the Senate was impeached by the impeachment of Donald Trump, then in Ukraine, including the confrontation of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) against our country’s ex-president, Petro Poroshenko. On Tuesday, January 21 and 24 ,Poroshenko ignored the investigation.
“You deceived me, you failed me”
Investigators from the State Bureau of Investigation were waiting for ex-president Petro Poroshenko to be interrogated on January 21. However, they did not wait.
“Poroshenko was summoned today at 10.30 to be questioned as a witness in criminal proceedings, which concerns the legality of his actions when appointing the first deputy head of the Foreign Intelligence Service,” Investigator of the SBI Oleh Koretsky said.
“Investigators are now preparing materials for the execution of a forced drive for Poroshenko “, the investigator emphasized.
According to the lawyer of the ex-president Igor Golovan that his client is not going to hide from the investigation, Poroshenko did not come for interrogation, because he did not receive a summons, but he came earlier, but he was not interrogated.
“Today, Poroshenko did not come because there was no call. But yesterday he came to get the summons, and that everything was in accordance with the law. He received the summons on January 24 and will come to testify on January 24,” Golovan said
The summons in accordance with the law is awarded no less than three days before the interrogation, Golovan Added.
Investigators of the State Bureau of Investigation for the first time talked about the possibility of forcible interrogation of the former head of state.
“We wanted to convey the appeal from the Heroes of Heaven hundreds to the inadmissibility of the appointment of former lawyer Yanukovych as deputy head of the State Security Bureau” Poroshenko said.
A lot of criminal cases and… nothing
Recall, ex-president Petro Poroshenko is a defendant in 13 criminal cases. One of them concerns the passage of Ukrainian ships through the Kerch Strait in 2018.
Then our artillery boats “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol”, as well as the tugboat “Yana Kapu” came under fire from Russian warships and were captured. Twenty-four sailors were captured, which, as you know, were later exchanged for pro-Russian militants and special services of the Russian Federation.
In addition, the State Bureau of Investigation was interested in the sale of the Forge on Rybalsky plant (the former Lenin Forge). According to investigators, the ex-guarantor did not share the funds from its sale with his native power – he did not pay taxes. As part of this case, in September 2019, the Pechersky District Court arrested the “Forge on Rybalsky”. on November 30, the court of appeal reversed the decision of the trial court, finding it unreasonable.
Of the recent actions in the framework of this case, in December 2019, on the basis of the sanction of the Podolsky district court, a search was conducted at the Fifth Element club.
Recall investigators, among other things, were looking for of evaporated equipment in the Fifth Element club, the press secretary of the ex-guarantor Svyatoslav Tsegolko categorically denies the allegations, noting that all the equipment was rented and, upon expiration of the presidential powers, his boss was returned to the real owner.
In late July, the Pechersk district court of the capital ordered the investigators to provide information about the ex-president’s vacations during his post, as well as about business trips.
In early July 2019, on the basis of the sanction of the Pechersky District Court, a Search and seizure was conducted on the Direct channel, which is associated with the ex-guarantor.
The search was carried out as part of criminal investigations on suspicion of tax evasion.on the forced drive of the official owner of the channel,ex-head of the of 2014 of the Kyiv city state administration Vladimir Makeenko.
A lot of work and nothing yet, At the end of November last year, the State Bureau of Investigation reported on the preparation, just a draft suspicion to the ex-head of state, And for months now they continue to coordinate it and try to interrogate Poroshenko.
This files opened by the SBI and Putin’s fifth column is political persecution,” the ex-leader of Ukraine made such a loud statement on Friday night.