Poroshenko complains to Russian investigators in the UN

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Peter, Porosencova: Ivan Kovalenko / “Kommersant”

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko intends to raise at the meeting of the UN General Assembly the question about the activities of Russian investigators, who arrived in the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic (DNR) to investigate the murder of the head of the Republic Alexander Zakharchenko. On Thursday, 6 September, Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Irina Gerashchenko, reports “UKRINFORM”.

“If to speak about the meeting that took place yesterday in Minsk, a key issue that has put the Ukrainian side on all the groups and in the Trilateral contact group, we have asked the Russian Federation to provide us accurate information, that it’s for the investigation team, which the Russians sent to the Donbass to investigate the murder of the leader of the militants (…). It’s sovereign Ukrainian territory, and there have the right to work exclusively Ukrainian investigators or authorized by relevant law enforcement agencies of our partners”, — said Gerashchenko.

She noted that Kiev did not give any permission, neither the Russian military nor the Russian investigators to work in the Donbass. “It is a violation of not only Ukrainian legislation, but also Russian. Because the criminal code of the Russian Federation allow the investigating authorities to work exclusively in the territory of the Russian Federation (the criminal case was instituted under article 361 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“terrorism”) — approx. “Of the tape.ru”). And Ukraine is talking about it, including during the President’s speech at the UN General Assembly in September this year: that the Russian investigators are doing on the sovereign territory of Ukraine?” — she added.

73 UN General Assembly opens on 18 September. Speeches of heads of States and heads of delegations will start on September 25 and will last until 1 October.

On 3 September the head of the operative information and international relations of FSB Sergey Beseda reported that the DNR had sent a team of officers to assist in the investigation of the murder of the head of the Republic Alexander Zakharchenko. According to Interviews, the FSB believe that the murder of the leader of the unrecognized Republic involved the Ukrainian security services.

Zakharchenko was killed on 31 August in an explosion in Donetsk cafe “Separable”, where he arrived to honor the memory of deceased Russian singer Joseph Kobzon. The Republic’s authorities believe the incident a terrorist attack, which involved the Ukrainian intelligence services.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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