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Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko explained a criminal investigation started against him, the beginning of the election campaign to the Parliament. Its words TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
In his opinion, the matter relating to the actions of Ukrainian authorities during the incident in the Kerch Strait in November last year, the attack on the army of a country that has suffered due to Russian provocations. “Now a fifth column trying to shift it on the government of Ukraine. I want to insist that I am ready to answer for this, and we will not allow that to be done,” — said the former head of state.
He also suggested what other investigations may be initiated against him by his political opponents. “A criminal case on the Tomos is an attack on faith, a criminal case according to the law on language is an attack on language. All clear on the program (the thesis of a strong army, a common faith and a common language was one of the main pre-election program of the former President — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), but they did not come,” — said Poroshenko.
The politician has indicated that he considers all their decisions on a post of the head of state true and correct to Ukraine, and therefore ready to answer the charges.
Earlier on may 22, specialized anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office launched an investigation into the lawfulness of the actions of Poroshenko in connection with the revealed facts of plunders and abusings on one of the largest energy companies in the country “Centrenergo” and the state property Fund. The size of the damage to the budget and to the shareholders of the prosecutors estimated 2.2 billion hryvnia (about 5.3 billion rubles).
May 21, the State Bureau of investigation started production of charged Poroshenko of treason. The case concerns the events of 25 November 2018, when in the Kerch Strait, the Russian border guards were detained three Ukrainian military ship with 24 sailors. Kiev considered it an act of aggression and provocation. The applicant was Andriy Portnov, the former Deputy of the administration of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
Against Poroshenko already initiated ten criminal cases, including illicit enrichment, bribery, the existence of secret prisons on other charges. Production began to open even before the expiration of his term of office.
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