Vladimir Zilinskaite: Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters
Ukraine and the United States can start a joint investigation in the case of former Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden and his son hunter by creating a special investigative Committee. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with the Japanese Kyodo.
According to the Ukrainian leader, General investigations may begin only if the U.S. prosecutors will require cooperation based on international law in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine. While Zelensky said that can not influence law enforcement agencies to force them to open a case.
The President also denied reports by American media that the US President Donald trump called the beginning of the investigation offer Zelensky in Washington provide Kiev financial and military aid from the United States.
October 4, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Ruslan Ryaboshapka declared that the Agency will review all investigations related to the company Burisma, including already closed. Illegal procedural decisions will be cancelled. In addition to Biden, Jr., they may become defendants in the ex-ecology Minister Mykola Zlochevsky and businessman Sergey Kurchenko. The latter is accused of serious crimes against the state, in his case also held high-ranking officials and businessmen from the environment Poroshenko.
The scandal surrounding Biden happened after the media publications about the fact that the son of Joe Biden hunter received millions of dollars from the Ukrainian company Burisma Holdings from spring 2014 to fall 2015. At that time, the Biden-senior Vice-President of the United States in the Obama administration.
Was also promulgated a lawyer trump, Rudy Giuliani, ex-Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin, who in 2016, was fired after the talks, Biden, Sr. with former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Shokin believes that it occurred at the personal request of Biden because things Burisma. The need to stop investigating him personally hinted former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payette.
The fact Biden was the reason for the impeachment of trump, which was initiated by the Democratic party in the house of representatives on September 25. According to them, during a telephone conversation with Zelensky, the American leader was pressuring Ukrainian counterpart to get the dirt on Biden, who is the most promising opponent of the incumbent U.S. President in the election in 2020.
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