The case against Poroshenko is not political and is legal – Venediktov

Дело против Порошенко не политическое и является законным, - Венедиктова

The former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is suspected that in 2018 by issuing allegedly criminal order inclined military official abuse of power and official authority. About this in his Telegram channel wrote to the attorney-General Irina Venediktova.

“In accordance with the requirements of article 36, articles 276, 277, 278, 481, 482-2 of the Criminal procedural code of Ukraine in the premises of the Main investigation Department of the State Bureau of investigation, on my behalf today reported about suspicion to the people’s Deputy of Ukraine”, – stated in the message.

She noted that in the presence of lawyers, witnesses, the investigator and Prosecutor Petro Poroshenko refused to sign and the receipt of the written notice of the charges, the memo on the procedural rights and obligations of the suspect and the petition for election measures of restraint and summons about a call on interrogation as the suspect.

Venediktov also said that the attorney General has legal grounds to instruct other prosecutors to carry out a written notification about suspicion, provided that part 2 of article 481 of the Criminal procedure code of Ukraine.

“After refusing to receive the documents, the people’s Deputy together with the colleagues on fraction, lawyers and guards was the Office of the attorney General. Thus under pretext of urgent admission for investigation of the number of criminal proceedings. MPs barged into my office, damaging things to the security staff,” wrote the attorney General.

She said that the current emergence of Petro Poroshenko with his lawyers and fellow party members at the premises of the Office of the attorney General is just another political show.

“This case is not political. We are talking about meeting the requirements of the Law, before which all are equal. Therefore, the attorney General’s Office performs functions for the protection of the rights and freedoms of the person, interests of society and the state and will not allow to mock the Law, arranging demonstrations instead of procedural actions”, – wrote Venediktov.

She noted that the notice already sent to MP in the mail, and then the court will elect a measure of restraint.

Дело против Порошенко не политическое и является законным, - Венедиктова