Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) Department of International Legal Cooperation, Head of the Criminal Procedural Management Department Kostiantyn Kulyk has confirmed reports about charges brought against incumbent president Petro Poroshenko's allies.
"Yes, I confirm that such charges have been brought," Kulyk told UNIAN.
As UNIAN reported earlier, a U.S.-based website reported that the PGO charged Poroshenko's allies with frauds related to Ukrainian oligarch Serhiy Kurchenko, which are estimated at billions of hryvnias.
As reported by Forum Daily, referring to documents available to its editors, the Prosecutor General's Office has already completed an investigation against Kurchenko. Papers with charges over laundering billions of hryvnias of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's "family" were served to Kurchenko's accomplices: former head of the Presidential Administration Boris Lozhkin, former Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeriya Gontareva, incumbent Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Oleksiy Filatov, and others.
In total, 98 persons, including 12 senior officials of ministries and departments, as well as the National Bank and six heads of regional state administrations, were served with charge papers within the framework of the investigation.
At the moment, the Kurchenko case has 3,000 volumes. It was opened in 2014.