Peter Porosencova: Evgeny Kotenko / Keystone Press Agency / Globallookpress.com
The fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko became the figurant of criminal case on the fact of smuggling out of the country 43 of paintings by world famous artists, including Russian. Details of the reports “Strenia”.
In Poroshenko handed over the agenda on interrogation does not say exactly who and when took out of the canvas. The prosecution in the case not brought against anyone yet. But reporters noted that the former head of state is a collector with experience.
“We can assume that if this story deals with the State Bureau of investigation (UIR), then it is either the period of Poroshenko Minister of economy of the times [the reign of Viktor] Yanukovych, or — the President of Ukraine”, — says the publication.
Among the alleged names of the artists whose painting might be illegally exported from the territory of Ukraine — Ivan Aivazovsky, Ilya Repin, Vasily Surikov, Isaac Levitan, Alexander Benois, Vasily Vereshchagin.
The former Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine, lawyer Andriy Portnov said that Poroshenko gave at the birthday of Yanukovych Aivazovsky’s painting “Constantinople at dawn” in 1851. Its cost he estimated at 1.8 million USD.
According to the Declaration, Poroshenko has 69 objects of art, including a collection of paintings by Russian artists of XIX-XX centuries. Fifth, the President noted that the paintings he had acquired long before led Ukraine. That Poroshenko could take out part of his collection abroad in 2016, told reporters of the program “Schemes”. They found that at his Villa in Marbella, among other things, there is a gallery. In December 2018 fugitive Deputy Oleksandr Onishchenko told NTV that Poroshenko dumped at this Villa valuable art objects.
Previously on 22 may it was reported that Poroshenko called for may 26 in the RRG to testify on the export from Ukraine of paintings by world famous artists. The paintings were concealed from customs control. While the former President passes on business as the witness.
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