Ruslan Ryaboshapka also said that he was not pressured in connection with Biden and Burisma.
An audit of thousands of archival files of the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s office did not reveal violations by Hunter Biden, former Ukrainian attorney General Ruslan Ryaboshapka, who initiated the audit, told Reuters.
Last year, Ryaboshapka found himself in the spotlight, as he had to decide whether to launch an investigation into former US Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. This has become one of the Central themes of the impeachment process against President Donald Trump.
In July 2019, Trump, speaking by phone with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, asked him to investigate Biden.
After taking office, Ryaboshapka announced the beginning of an audit of archival files, including those related to the energy company Burisma, on the Board of Directors of which hunter Biden was from 2014 to 2019.
The audit was carried out as part of the reform of the Prosecutor’s office but gained political significance due to the cases related to the founder of Burisma.
“As for the conversation with Zelensky and this story with Burisma, I can say that there was no pressure on me,” Ryaboshapka said. “The check was completed.”he added.
“I specifically asked prosecutors to check the facts about Biden’s alleged role particularly carefully. They replied that there was nothing like this”
Ryaboshapka was fired in March after lawmakers accused him of delaying cases. He called the reason for his resignation the fact that the reforms he initiated in the Prosecutor’s office threatened the interests of corrupt politicians.
One of the US Senate committees also initiated an investigation into hunter Biden’s activities in Burisma.