Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer has advised President Vladimir Zelensky regret the former leader of Petro Poroshenko and find out “the Russian role” in tapping his talks with us politicians. About it reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
According to the diplomat, the investigation against Poroshenko is a bad idea, as the newly elected President should not pursue the previous one. Pifer noted that the open cases in such cases it is only necessary for important reasons, he does not consider this scandalous negotiations with the Ukrainian leader with former Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden.
At the same time, the U.S. diplomat felt it was important to learn how to Verkhovna Rada Deputy Andriy Derkach received these tapes. It is noted that in the United States do not record the negotiations of the presidents from the time of the scandal that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974. “They might be written in Russian. In the end, Mr. Derkach has Pro-Russian sympathies, even graduated from the higher school of the KGB in Russia”, — said Mr. Pfeiffer.
On 26 may, the state Bureau of Ukraine opened a criminal case under part 3 of article 359 of the Criminal code (“Illegal acquisition, sale or use of special technical means of obtaining information”). Before that, on may 19, against former Ukrainian leader opened a criminal case on high treason. The occasion was an audiotape on which, allegedly, Biden offered the Ukrainian leader of a billion dollars for the resignation of the Prosecutor General Viktor Shokina. He was investigating the illegal activities in the Ukraine gas company Burisma, where he worked for Biden’s son hunter.
Poroshenko said that the audio files are published, “the graduate of the Higher school of KGB named after Dzerzhinsky in Moscow”, the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Derkach fabricated. As stated by the former President, “raw material” for them could be obtained in the office of the acting head of state Vladimir Zelensky.
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