“No evidence” – Lutsenko about Boyko and “towers”


While there is no evidence that the co-Chairman of the faction “the Opposition bloc” Yuriy Boyko involved in frauds with drilling rigs, says Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko. Photo: Reuters

While there is no evidence, co-Chairman of the faction “Opposition bloc” Yuriy Boyko involved in frauds with drilling rigs.However, next week in Parliament there was a submission on removal of inviolability from the other Deputy-“apologize” Evgenia Bakulina.

This was at the briefing said the Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

To a journalist’s question: “In this scheme did not appear smartly? Whether with regards to his investigation?”Lutsenko said, “Mr. Boyko from the first moment of excitation of this criminal case is the defendant. He was questioned and will be questioned”.

“Now we do not have direct evidence of his participation. Except one important item – when he signed revisions to the financial plan, which was signed by all the necessary performers. At this point, there is no direct evidence that he was familiar with the criminal scheme”, – said the head of the GPU.

“And most importantly, we have no testimony that he received funds through criminal activities. We see only the accounts which are controlled Arbuzov, Miller, Bakulin. Everything.

If one of these bills, which are now known to us, during the legal assistance of our foreign colleagues will see the transactions on the accounts of the beneficiary which was made by any person, including Mr. Boyko, it instantly goes into the category of suspects”, – Lutsenko added.

In 2011, Chornomornaftogaz bought two drilling rigs for $400 million each. They were bought through intermediaries, for $150-200 million more than the manufacturer. Then Minister of energy and coal industry was the current co-chair of the faction “the Opposition bloc” Yuriy Boyko. Drilling platforms media called “towers quickly”.

Yevgeny Bakulin was then head of “Naftogaz of Ukraine”. Now, according to GPU, it is outside of Ukraine.

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