Detained MP Viktor Medvedchuk said that he was dealing with the withdrawal from the state ownership of the Samara-Western direction oil pipeline at the request of then-President Petro Poroshenko, coal supplies from LPR / DPR. Of Ukraine.
A statement issued by the SBU on Monday in the agency’s Telegram Channel notes that Medvedchuk, who is suspected of treason and aiding terrorism, told about the scheme of withdrawal from state ownership of the Samara-West direction main oil pipeline for further pumping. him diesel fuel.
“Describing the essence of the scheme, Medvedchuk detailed the role of former President Petro Poroshenko in it. Namely, that he not only asked Medvedchuk to contact the Russian leadership, but also ensured the necessary decisions in all Ukrainian instances,” the statement said.
Referring to Medvedchuk’s words, the Ukrainian secret service reports: “For this pipeline to become private property, and in fact – the property of Poroshenko himself, it was necessary to perform a number of actions… Courts, prosecutors, Antimonopoly Committee, State Property Fund – all of them made decisions personal interests of President Poroshenko “.
Thus, as noted in the SBU, Medvedchuk claims that he dealt with the pipeline at the request of Poroshenko.
“Finally, during the year of operation, the pipeline earned twice as much money for its owners as was invested in its purchase – up to $ 42 million. in the message.
In addition, according to the SBU, Medvedchuk told the details of the agreement in 2014-2015. mechanism for purchasing coal for the needs of Ukraine’s energy sector in the temporarily occupied territories of the so-called “L / DNR”. “In fact, the entire top of the state apparatus was involved, starting with the president and ending with ministers, law enforcement officers and those who directly implemented this scheme,” the SBU said, citing Medvedchuk.
The report states that the suspect named specific names of high-ranking officials involved in harming the interests of the state – former officials, former leadership of the National Bank, MPs and law enforcement officials.
“The security service continues investigative actions with the detainee to establish all the facts, circumstances, organizers and participants in the crimes committed,” the statement said.
The SBU reminds that the Ukrainian special services detained Medvedchuk in April after escaping from house arrest at the beginning of a full-scale Russian invasion on February 24.
In 2021, the SBU raised several suspicions against Medvedchuk. He is suspected of treason, aiding a terrorist organization and attempting to plunder national resources in the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea.
One of the cases concerns the organization of illegal coal supply schemes from the temporarily occupied territories. Fuel was purchased for cash, and thus pro-Russian terrorists financed a total of more than UAH 200 million.
Another criminal case concerns the illegal seizure of Prykarpatzapadtrans LLC by a section of the state oil pipeline worth over UAH 200 million. In February 2021, the National Security and Defense Council returned the pipeline to state ownership.
The plane with the fifth president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, landed at the Zhuliany airport (Kyiv).
According to the airport’s online information desk, the plane landed at 09:03.
Poroshenko returned to Ukraine by a Warsaw-Kyiv scheduled flight.
Members of the European Solidarity faction, who flew to Poroshenko the day before, and the wife of the fifth president, are with him on board.
As reported, Poroshenko was met at the airport by about a thousand people.
Ihor Holovan, an attorney for leader of the European Solidarity party Petro Poroshenko, released an extract from a court ruling on the seizure of the assets of TV channels Pryamiy and Channel 5, as well as a corresponding extract from a prosecutor’s petition.
“Here is a screenshot of the seizure warrant, and below is a screenshot of the prosecutor’s petition, which her honor Bortnytska rewrote in her ruling, along with mistakes and typos. And everything is listed there in the light of day: subsidiary company NBM-Zaporizhia Television and Radio Broadcasting Company and Author TV Television Company LLC. Companies directly involved in broadcasting programs of opposition TV channels,” Holovan said on Facebook.
At the same time, the attorney said, there is no Poroshenko’s share in the capital of these legal entities.
“Petro Poroshenko has long ago and publicly transferred these assets to Free Media LLC, whose founders are a dozen well-known journalists and MPs. That is, prosecutors and the judge deliberately seized media assets that do not belong to Petro Poroshenko,” he said.
Holovan also said that instead of the code of Author TV Television Company LLC, the documents indicate the code of another asset of Free Media LLC – Express-Inform Television and Radio Broadcasting Company LLC.
“However, we do not think that this is due to stupidity and unprofessionalism typical of the Prosecutor General’s Office and the SBI. We are convinced that Belkin, Potapenko, Safaryan and her honor Bortnytska acted deliberately, since the main customer, in our opinion, Zelensky is interested precisely in the destruction of opposition television channels. Anyway, the media assets of Free Media LLC were illegally seized. And I am convinced that the owners of Free Media LLC will not only file an appeal, but also demand an investigation into the actions of Belkin, Potapenko, Safaryan and Bortnytska for corpus delicti, provided for in Article 171 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine [obstruction of the legitimate professional activities of journalists],” Holovan said.
The Pechersky District Court of Kyiv upheld a prosecutor’s petition regarding the seizure of the property of the fifth President of Ukraine, MP Petro Poroshenko, who is suspected of high treason and fostering terrorism by Ukrainian law enforcement officers. The ruling of the court was announced during the hearing on Thursday.
“The petition of the prosecutor for the seizure of property shall be satisfied,” the court said in the document.
The judge, announcing the ruling during the hearing, listed all the property and assets of the fifth president, which are being seized. They include, in particular, apartments belonging to Poroshenko in Vinnytsia and Kyiv, an estate in Kozyn, land plots, Poroshenko’s shares in a number of private companies.
“The ruling is subject to immediate execution by the investigating prosecutor. The ruling of the investigating judge can be challenged… in the court of appeal,” the judge said.
She also said the publication of the full text of the ruling is scheduled for 12:00 on January 14, 2022.
As many as 153 members of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada have endorsed the initiative of Vladlen Nekliudov of the parliamentary faction of the Servant of the People party requesting that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky impose sanctions on the enterprises of the Roshen confectionery corporation for “financing the budget of the aggressor state Russian Federation.”
The relevant decision was made at a parliamentary session on Friday.
Roshen, a leading confectionary producer in Ukraine, operates confectionery factories in Kyiv, Mariupol, Kremenchuk, Boryspil, Vinnytsia, Klaipeda (Lithuania), and Bonbonetti Choco in Hungary. The operations of the factory in Lipetsk, Russia, were halted on April 1, 2017.
According to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs, Roshen’s end beneficiary is Poroshenko’s son Oleksiy.
In December 2016, the Basmanny District Court of Moscow froze the assets of Roshen’s Lipetsk factory as part of a criminal case of embezzlement from the Russian budget.
Criminal proceedings against fifth president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, which were initiated at the request of oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, were closed before the visit of incumbent head of the country Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States, Poroshenko’s attorneys said.
“Literally synchronized with the flight of President Zelensky to the United States, criminal proceedings were closed, which at one time was registered at the request of Kolomoisky,” attorney-at-law Ihor Holovan said according to the European Solidarity party’s website.