11 Sep 2019 14:34

NABU registers criminal case based on possible criminal offense by Poroshenko, Klimkin

KYIV. Sept 11 (Interfax) - The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has observed a court order to open criminal proceedings on the basis a possible criminal offense by ex-President Petro Poroshenko and ex-Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.

"We inform you that by a decision of the investigating judge of Kyiv's Solomiansky District Court Vyshniak M.V., dated August 15, 2019, NABU, whose competence includes entering information into the Unified Register of Pretrial Investigations (URPI), is obligated to enter information about a possible criminal offense into the URPI, committed by the ex-Foreign Minister Klimkin and ex-President Poroshenko," the NABU's press service said.

NABU said that "a NABU detective on August 23, 2019 entered the relevant information into the URPI based on the above-mentioned Solomiansky District Court ruling."

The Solomiansky District Court ordered NABU to include in the unified register information on the criminal offences committed by Poroshenko and Klimkin. According to the court decision, it received a lawsuit filed by a citizen, whose name has not been indicated, saying that he filed a criminal complaint with the NABU on July 15 about a possible crime committed by Klimkin and Poroshenko enshrined by the article of the Ukrainian Criminal Code dealing with abuse of office. The circumstances of the offense, covered under the Abuse of Power or Official Position article of Ukraine's Criminal Code, have not been disclosed.

However, according to the case materials, information on the commission of criminal offences was not entered by NABU in the Unified Register of Pretrial Investigations.