Poroshenko Was Called For Questioning In The Case Of The Smuggling Of Paintings
Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was urgently summoned for questioning by the State Bureau of Investigation as a witness in the case of the export of 43 paintings from the country. This was reported by the press service of the Bureau.
"The state Bureau of investigation in accordance with the law brought to the attention of the citizen Poroshenko P. A. about the need to appear in the GBI for questioning as a witness in one of a number of criminal proceedings," - said in a statement, which is designated as urgent. At the same time, the summons itself is published, and it is also clarified that the interrogation of Poroshenko as a witness is scheduled for 11:00 on May 26.
According to the report, the former head of state will be questioned as part of the case, "which examines the circumstances of movement across the customs border of Ukraine with the concealment from customs control of a collection of cultural values, which consists of 43 paintings by world-famous artists."
The GBI reminded that, in addition, Poroshenko is a witness in a number of other criminal cases.
Recently, the office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, according to the publication "Ukrainian truth", launched an investigation into the case of high treason and abuse of power against Poroshenko after releasing recordings of possible conversations with former us Vice President Joseph Biden and Secretary of state John Kerry. The case was initiated after a press conference of the Verkhovna Rada Deputy Andriy Derkach released audio recordings of telephone conversations in which, according to him, Poroshenko, Biden, and Kerry discuss issues of internal policy of Ukraine. Poroshenko himself said that the recordings are a fake and large-scale special operation of the "fifth column" against Ukraine, which is trying to undermine the bipartisan support of Ukraine by the United States through its involvement in the election struggle in America.