The US response to the statement of Yuriy Lutsenko that current U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch pressure on the Prosecutor General’s office, would be costly to Ukraine.
This exchange nelyubiteley took place against the background of harsh statements of Marie Yovanovitch. She criticized the Ukrainian government for the scandal of corruption in the “Ukroboronprom”, the abolition of liability for illicit enrichment and called for the dismissal of Nazar Golodnitsky.
The response to this criticism and have become the statement of Yuriy Lutsenko, however, it may harm Ukraine.
Spoil relations with partners a few weeks before the election is very stupid
– said political columnist Kristina Berdinskikh.
“This is a Declaration of war by the political elite of the country is not Yovanovitch, U.S. Department of State. A huge diplomatic “mahina”. Our main partner in the war with Russia”, – said the head of the Board of the Center of counteraction of corruption Vitaly Shabunin.
According to Berdinskikh, these evidence Lutsenko wanted to spin the scandal, which is linked to uncomfortable for him as Director of the National anti-corruption Bureau Artem Sytnik.
The essence of the scandal with Artem Sitnik? The network of the people’s Deputy Boris Rozenblat leaked the audio recording where the man with the voice of Artem Sytnik whether recognized, or jokes that played up to the election Hillary Clinton the dirt on Donald trump about “the Ledger regionals”.
What is known about the controversial statement Lutsenko? The head of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine in comments to the American publication The Hill said that during their first meeting Marie Yovanovitch gave him a list of persons in respect of which the GPU can’t conduct investigations. According to him, he replied: “This is unacceptable!”.
In addition, Lutsenko said that PGO has not received funds in the amount of almost $ 4 million, which would be to highlight the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. At the same time, he said that “the situation was rather strange,” and pointed to the fact that the funds have been allocated but not received.
Such a rant has already responded to the U.S. State Department. It noted that the statements of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine “does not correspond to reality and are intended to weaken the reputation of the Ambassador Jovanovic”.
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