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Former Prosecutor General Makhnytskyi: Some High-Profile Cases On Economic Crimes Lost In PGO

Former Prosecutor General Makhnytskyi: Some High-Profile Cases On Economic Crimes Lost In PGO

PGO, Viktor Yanukovych, Oleh Makhnytskyi, Vitalii Yarema, cases

Oleh Makhnytskyi, former acting prosecutor general of Ukraine, states that in the times of prosecutor general Vitalii Yarema some high-profile cases on economic crimes, including concerning entourage of former president Viktor Yanukovych, lost in the Prosecutor General's Office.

He said this live on Newsone television channel on November 23, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"Yarema started a strange reorganization and removed from the staff all detectives for three months. Any lawyer can confirm that a detective in such circumstances cannot carry out investigation because any court will find the investigation illegal. For some reasons 'fat' cases - these cases concerned economic crimes with billions of damage - were given to a right deputy prosecutor general and later they began to disappear," he said.

He called on Roman Truba, the director of the State Investigation Bureau, to investigate this fact.

According to Makhnytskyi, the Ukrainian authorities stall the investigation into the crimes against activists of Euromaidan.

"I am saying this on the ground of events that occurred during three years when I did not head the Prosecutor General's Office," he said.

He says Roman Truba has not been acquainted with Verkhovna Rada member Serhii Pashynskyi from the faction of the People's Front Party.

"Truba worked in Lviv region and in 2014 I transferred him to the Prosecutor General's Office. Pashynskyi is not a kum of Truba. I know who are kums of Truba. This is a lie," he said.

He says Truba has never opened cases against activists of Euromaidan, but headed investigations into crimes against them.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Prosecutor General's Office has begun to give its criminal cases to the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NACB).

On November 20, the Prosecutor General's Office lost powers to open criminal cases.

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