Kononenko speaks of his questioning at NABU

21:30, 11 February 2016
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Ihor Kononenko, first deputy chief of pro-presidential BPP parliamentary faction, the man whose actions allegedly  pushed Ukraine’s Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius to file for resignation, was questioned at the National Anti-Corruption Bureau [NABU) in relation to the accusations by Abromavicius.

Kononenko came without a lawyer / solydarnist.org

"I will not comment on Q&A. There are considerations of secrecy of investigation, as I was warned. I verbally confirmed my motion to conduct procedural confrontation with Aivaras Abromavicius, and the investigator said that this issue will be considered," Kononenko said after the questioning, Ukrainska Pravda wrote.

He also noted that the he proposed the investigators to conduct a lie detector test of the economy minister.

Asked why the questioning lasted for only an hour, the MP said that he had come without a lawyer: "There were many questions, but I answered swiftly. If you noticed, I came without a lawyer. Without a lawyer, everything goes much faster," said Kononenko.

Read alsoResignation scandal: Chat between Abromavicius, Pasichnyk published (photo)The MP called the accusations against him "nonsense," adding that he was not going to give up on his mandate.

As UNIAN reported earlier, February 3, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius said that he decided to resign from the post of Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. According to the Minister, he took the decision in connection with political pressure from the first deputy chairman of the BPP faction Ihor Kononenko.

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