27 Sep 2019 17:51

NABU questioned Poroshenko on Monday - Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office chief

KYIV. Sept 27 (Interfax) -The Ukrainian National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) has questioned former president Petro Poroshenko, currently a parliamentarian, Nazar Kholodnytsky, the chief of the Ukrainian Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, said on Friday without specifying in what criminal case Poroshenko was questioned.

"The former president of Ukraine was here to be questioned on Monday [September 23]. We didn't make a sensation out of it. The fifth president," Kholodnytsky said in an interview on Radio NV on Friday. "He [Poroshenko] came to NABU for questioning, and he was questioned. And there was a good legal conversation and work without PR and without public summonses," Kholodnytsky said.

Asked in which case Poroshenko was questioned, Kholodnytsky said, "I won't tell you now, this concerns the secrecy of the investigation."

It was reported earlier on Friday that Poroshenko had failed to appear for questioning at the State Bureau of Investigations. He was supposed to be questioned as a witness in the case studying possible violations during the passage of a number of Ukrainian ships through the Kerch Strait in 2018, which ended up in their detention by Russian border guards.

Poroshenko's press service said earlier that he would attend a high-level conference on the future of Europe in Poland's Sopot on September 25-26. The statement did not say anything about his further plans.