Poroshenko stressed that Onishchenko accused he did not, and the independent anti-corruption body president.gov.ua
President Petro Poroshenko called a lie the allegations of the former head of the Department under the National Agency on corruption prevention (NACP) Anna Solomatina regarding government interference in the work of the Agency and stated that the NACP is an independent body.
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He declared it in interview to the program GPS on CNN, an excerpt of which is shown on the website of the TV channel, reports Ukrainian Pravda. The host asked Poroshenko’s statement Solomatina in 2017 relative to what the representatives of the presidential Administration interfered in the work of the NACP.
“That’s not true because they (NACP – ed.) are completely independent. This is absolutely confirmed by all. It (the Agency – ed.) definitely is under no influence of the President”, – assured Poroshenko.
When the presenter tried to ask about the statements of former people’s Deputy Oleksandr Onishchenko, who claimed that the President Petro Poroshenko forced to negotiate with MPs on voting for the bills for the money, Poroshenko interrupted his words: “Onishchenko – criminal.”
“He needs to come to Ukraine to testify in court and answer for his crime because he has a very serious corruption charges,” he added.
He stressed that Onishchenko accused he did not, and the independent anti-corruption body.
In addition, Poroshenko said that in Ukraine established an independent anti-corruption infrastructure. “Am I satisfied with the results of this anti-corruption infrastructure? No. I’d like to see more corrupt officials in jail, but all believe that she is independent,” he said.
“I’m not happy, but I can tell you that the situation is better now than two, three or four years ago,” – said Poroshenko.
As UNIAN reported earlier, in November 2017, the former head of the Department under the national Agency for prevention of corruption Anna Solomatina has accused the head of the NACP Natalia Korchak fraud checks electronic declarations and abuse of position.
She also stated that “NACP is the curator of” in the President’s Administration tried to establish control over the decisions of the Agency, and when Solomatin refused Korczak actually conquered her Department loyal to his person. Later Salamatin even published the correspondence with, she says, “curator” of the AP.
The PA denied the information publicly announced and transferred to the anti-corruption bodies Solomatina.
Alexander Onishchenko accused of organizing a scheme to resell the purchased state-owned companies in the gas to its own firms at low prices. He left Ukraine in July 2016 – after the Verkhovna Rada gave its consent to bringing him to justice, detention and arrest. Interpol refused to declare Onishchenko on the international wanted list.
In March 2018, Onishchenko said that has at least one recording of a conversation where President Petro Poroshenko allegedly threatened with criminal cases, “if someone won’t vote for his legislation.”