This prosecution is not political persecution, says Venediktov.
The previous President Petro Poroshenko was misconduct, appointing Sergei Semochko Deputy head of the foreign intelligence Service in 2018. This was stated by the attorney-General Irina Venediktova Thursday, June 18, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
According to her, so Poroshenko has exceeded his authority and abused the power of the state, since the staffing of the SVR did not provide the position of Semochko.
“Here is an example that came to my mind. Imagine: we have the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and the two Vice-speaker. And then the Chairman decides that the Deputy Petrenco also would be a good Deputy speaker. It introduces a third position of Deputy speaker and appoints her Deputy Petrenko. How long it would remain without your response?” – said Venediktov.
In the case of Semochko the same thing happened: he was promoted, not provided staffing, said the attorney General.
“People were paid, the damage to the state was 1.5 million UAH. And most importantly – have been admitted to top-secret information,” she explained. Venediktov also expressed the view that the case of ex-President cannot be considered as political persecution.
Venediktov added that total against Poroshenko initiated around 20 criminal cases.
Now continuing the investigation on ten productions about Poroshenko or his relatives.