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27.02.19 12:28

Probe into Poroshenko's inner circle corruption with military buys from Russia in progress for long time, - Prosecutor General Lutsenko

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko said that the PGO "for a long time" has been investigating the embezzlement in the defense sphere unveiled in the journalistic investigation by Bihus.info.

Probe into Poroshenko's inner circle corruption with military buys from Russia in progress for long time, - Prosecutor General Lutsenko

As reported by Censor.NET, Lutsenko said this on Facebook, commenting a post of former executive director of Hromadske Kateryna Horchynska.

When asked for how long the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) has been conducting this investigation, and if there is any progress, Lutsenko replied: "If the scheme participants do not flee after the leak, everything will be as usual: expert examination in the first place followed by suspicion, a measure of restraint, studying of the case documents by defense and the hearing."

While answering to a comment under the post Lutsenko said that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau has been investigating this case "a little bit longer" than the PGO.

Hromadske asked the PGO press service to comment on the situation, but they said they were not ready yet. The ministry promised to give a comment on Feb. 27.

Feb. 25, journalists unveiled corruption and embezzlement in the defense sector of Ukraine, which involved people from the business environment of President Petro Poroshenko. According to journalists, the son of the Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleh Hladkovskyi, Ihor, was a direct participant in million hryvnia schemes.

Hladkovskyi asked to suspend his powers as the first Deputy Secretary of the NSDC for the period of the probe.

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