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Judge Antonov Of District Court In Poltava Accuses PGO And NACB Of Exerting Pressure Because Of Closure Of Cas

Judge Antonov Of District Court In Poltava Accuses PGO And NACB Of Exerting Pressure Because Of Closure Of Case Against Kharkiv Mayor Kernes

Judge Andrii Antonov of the Kyivskyi District Court of Poltava accuses the Prosecutor General’s Office and the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NACB) of exerting pressure on him because the closure of the case against Kharkiv Mayor Hennadii Kernes.

This is said in his statement posted on the website of the Higher Council of Public Justice, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

The judge says he closed the case against the mayor because none of 19 prosecutors appeared during seven sessions that were designated for presentation of legal arguments in July.

He notes that Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko has not answered to his letter with a request to react to the situation.

The Prosecutor General’s Office has opened a criminal case against the judge.

According to the judge, the NACB has commenced checks of his electronic asset declarations for 2015-2017.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Prosecutor General’s Office has appealed against the Kyivskyi District Court of Poltava’s decision to close the case against Mayor of Kharkiv Hennadii Kernes.

On August 10, the Prosecutor General’s Office opened a criminal case against judge Antonov.

On August 10, the Kyivskyi District Court of Poltava closed the case against Kernes on August 10 because prosecutors refused to participate in the presentation of legal arguments.

Judge Antonov noted that prosecutors did not appear at any of the seven court sessions that were designated for presentation of legal arguments.

In connection with this, the judge determined that the prosecutor's office had decided to discontinue the prosecution of Kernes and closed the case against him.

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