Detectives of the National anti-corruption Bureau (EMB) of Ukraine received a summons to the Minister of economic development and trade of Aivaras Abromavicius at the interrogation to testify as a witness in the investigation of criminal proceedings opened under article 364 (2) of the Criminal code of Ukraine «Abuse of power or official position» via his assistant.
About it reported in a press-service of the NAB, RBC-Ukraine online reports.
«Our detectives took (the agenda — ed.) and, in principle, through the assistant of the Minister handed him a summons because he is on sick leave, as we were informed,» — said the press service.
As explained in the press service of NAB, examination of Abromavicius can pass on Monday, 8 February.
«According to the law, the agenda is given in three days. That is, focus on Monday. However, still will depend on whether he is on sick leave, whether to appear for questioning as a witness for health reasons», — stated in the message.
Note that Abromavicius deputies also called for questioning in NABOO.
As reported, on 3 February the Minister of economic development and trade aivaras abromavicius announced his decision to resign. One of the main reasons he called the pressure and corrupt practices by the people’s Deputy from «Blok Petro Poroshenko» Igor Kononenko, whom the media also referred to as «financial guarantor» of the President of Ukraine.
Abromavicius deputies also resigned.
Kononenko called emotional decision Abromavicius and considers it an attempt to absolve themselves of responsibility for failures in the work of the Ministry.
In the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine opened criminal proceedings on application by the Minister of economic development.
We will note that Igor Kononenko stated that removes from itself powers of the first Deputy Chairman of the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» against Abromavichus during the investigation. Kononenko also declared his readiness to lay down the mandate of people’s Deputy according to the decision of the faction, however, according to the leader of the faction Yuriy Lutsenko, the faction «BPP» has not supported the initiative about resignation of the mandate of the people’s Deputy Igor Kononenko. «If the NEB will establish the facts of corruption in action Kononenko, fraction definitely will go further in its decisions,» — said Lutsenko.
On 4 February, after an extraordinary Cabinet meeting, at which 4 the Minister, earlier submitted their resignation, announced the readiness to withdraw their applications, Abromavicius confirmed his intention to resign.
«My decision does not change, the statement is not withdrawn. Everything is very well thought of and signed the last document,» — said Abromavicius.
Abromavicius was summoned for questioning in NABOO 05.02.2016