The Prosecutor General’s office received permission for pre-trial investigation against former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov on suspicion of possession of liquefied gas for UAH 2.2 billion. About this on his page in Facebook wrote to the Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko.
“Received yesterday a permit for a special pre-trial investigation in respect of N. Azarov, who is suspected of acquisition, in partnership with other members of the criminal organization V. Yanukovych, liquefied gas, worth about 2.2 billion UAH”, – he wrote.
In the near future GPU plans to open the materials produced to the defense, and forward it to the court.
As previously reported, in January 2018, the Prosecutor General’s office reported about suspicion to the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov and former head of national Bank Sergey Arbuzov. In particular, the former Prime Minister is suspected of illegal misappropriation of particularly large amounts of liquefied natural gas produced at PJSC “Ukrgazvydobuvannya”, PJSC “Ukrnafta”. It is noted that this caused the state damages in the amount of UAH 2.2 bn.
Recall that Mykola Azarov is hiding in Russia from February 2014. In the case of embezzlement of “Ukrnafta” and “subsidiary” Prosecutor General’s office summoned for questioning Azarov in August 2016. However, this is not the only violation which I suspect the former Prime Minister of Ukraine. For example, in may 2017, the GPU has completed pre-trial investigation in the case of illegal privatization of “Ukrtelecom” and received permission for indirect condemnation of not only Azarov, and Yanukovych and the Minister; but with respect to the Arbuzov at the time expected the court’s decision.
At the same time, the Main military Prosecutor’s office suspects former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov in the illegal alienation of two strategic bombers, which were sold at a lower price.