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Alexander Yanukovych will sue the ex-Deputy of the state Duma Ponomarev

Witness in case of treason, ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, ex – the Deputy of the State Duma Ilya Ponomarev – at the meeting of the Obolon district court of Kiev made a false statement regarding the son of Viktor Yanukovych Alexander, his lawyers intend to sue the I. Ponomarev.

“February 14, 2018 in the course of interrogation in the Obolon district court of Kiev witness the ex-the Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation I. Ponomarev gave under oath a false statement. Among other things, a blatant lie is the statement I. Ponomareva, claiming that in 2013 Oleksandr Yanukovych held talks with the leadership of the Russian Federation on sale of the Ukrainian bonds of external loan and then allegedly received $1 billion as a bribe in return for the refusal of the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to sign the Association Agreement with the EU,” – wrote press Secretary Oleksandr Yanukovych Yuri Cuirassiers on the Facebook page .

He expressed the opinion that such testimony, the witness I. Ponomarev gave “on the instructions of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine as a “fee” for the opportunity to stay and favored by the authorities in the conduct of business in Ukraine”.

“To confirm the falsity of the testimony of witness I. Ponomareva and bringing him to criminal liability for knowingly giving false testimony in the near future lawyers of Alexander Yanukovych will be initiated by the filing of a lawsuit on protection of honor and dignity and filed an application for a criminal offence”, – announced plans Yu Cuirassiers.

Earlier Wednesday, during testimony in the Obolon district court of Kyiv on the case of treason of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, the former Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian Federation I. Ponomarev said that the chief negotiator in reaching agreements on granting Russian Federation Ukraine borrowings in the amount of $3 billion in December 2013 was Alexander Yanukovych.

“By September 2013 had produced “custom” scheme of providing financial assistance to Ukraine, connected with state bonds of Ukraine. Russia pledged to purchase a certain amount of government bonds of Ukraine, the first tranche was scheduled for 3 billion dollars, and the total amount of funding was to be $ 15 billion”, – he said.

Ex-Deputy of the state Duma argued that representatives of the Ukrainian elite was offered in the secondary market to make the purchases of these bonds to “after the announcement of the purchase of Russian bonds, they went up in price, and these people have formed personal profit.”

“This is a classic insider transaction. Its essence lies in the fact that not directly transfer money, but to give an opportunity to certain individuals, in this case, the son of then-President Alexander Yanukovych to enrich themselves through market transactions. In Russia, this involved at least one large investment Fund, Franklin Templeton. Also was conducted a number of similar trades when these bonds were purchased at a discount, and who then grew up in price,” he said.

Answering the Prosecutor’s question about whether he confirms by him during interrogation in pre-trial investigation information about that Alexander Yanukovych received for this transaction of $ 1 billion, I. Ponomarev said: “I confirm that the bribery directly.”

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