The party of ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko “European solidarity” (“ES”) called “a Russian provocation that has nothing to do with reality,” an audio recording of an alleged conversation between Poroshenko and former US Vice-President Joe Biden, released by a member of the Rada Andrey Derkach. The Ukrainian “Channel 5” reported this.
The party noted that the purpose of the “Russian provocation” is to undermine “bipartisan support for Ukraine from the United States.” The published fragments, according to the “EU,” are fabricated to involve Ukraine in the US election campaign artificially.
Earlier on Tuesday, non-factional MP Andriy Derkach at
a press conference released audio recordings of phone conversations in which Poroshenko, Biden, and former Secretary of state John Kerry discuss Ukraine’s domestic policy. The discussions took place at the end of 2015 and 2016. According to him, the conversation raised the issue of the American side providing “$1 billion in exchange for preserving the schemes of the company Burisma,” which is associated with the son of Joseph Biden hunter. According to Derkach, the mentioned bribe was aimed at obtaining military state orders by enterprises related to Poroshenko.
On one of the recordings of a conversation between Poroshenko and Kerry, allegedly dated December 3, 2015, an American official calls on the Ukrainian President to dismiss Viktor Shokin, who was then the country’s Attorney General.
Vice President Biden on the tape advises to speed up the nationalization of PrivatBank until Donald Trump takes the post of US President. In addition to reforming state-owned enterprises, Poroshenko also reports on increasing tariffs for the population of Ukraine.
The Deputy stated that the published records provide grounds for accusing Poroshenko of high treason.
On May 19, Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, a member of the “Servant of the people” faction Irina Vereshchuk proposed to create a temporary investigative Commission in Parliament on the case of published audio materials that allegedly recorded the voices of ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, former us Vice President Joseph Biden and ex-Secretary of State John Kerry.
On April 8, it became known that at least ten criminal cases were initiated against Poroshenko. He is charged with money laundering, attempted usurpation of the judiciary, abuse of office, and illegal appointment of the government. At the same time, the former leader regularly ignores interrogations.