The state Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine filed a case for a wiretap of ex-President of Petro Poroshenko with ex-Vice US President Joe Biden, who reports the edition “Ukrainian truth” concerning a source in law enforcement bodies.
The Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Andrey Derkach earlier made publicly available an audio recording on which, probably, the former Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden offers the Ukrainian ex-leader Petro Poroshenko a billion dollars for the resignation of the Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. The video of the press conference was posted by 112 Ukraine TV channel at the time.
Derkach claims that the conversation proves the involvement of politicians in corruption and treason. On the recording, John Kerry, then us Secretary of state, can be heard asking Poroshenko to “solve the problem” of replacing Shokin. The Attorney General was investigating the illegal activities of the oil and gas company Burisma, where Biden’s son Hunter worked.
Also, the second audio recording allegedly talks with Poroshenko Biden himself.
Also allegedly discussed the presence of the coalition in the Verkhovna Rada, the resignation of the government of former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and parliamentary approval of the government of ex-Premier Vladimir Groisman.
Former Ukrainian President Poroshenko said that recordings of his conversations with former us Vice President Joseph Biden were fabricated.
“The Agency will investigate the case because of wiretapping in the office of Poroshenko,” the state Bureau of justice said in a statement.
The journalists also published an extract from the Unified register of pre-trial investigations, which States that the illegal use of technical means of obtaining information may harm state interests.
Former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin previously wrote a statement to law enforcement agencies about Biden’s interference in his work. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine agreed to dismiss Shokin in 2016. The former Prosecutor General unsuccessfully tried to appeal against his dismissal in the appellate instances.