Former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin on Friday, April 23, in an interview with the Internet publication “Strana.ua” said that he had submitted an application to the European Commission against US President Joe Biden and ex-head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, whom he blames for his dismissal.
“The application has been received by the EC. I think they revered him there … Even if they do not pass a verdict and impose sanctions, but at least determine the mechanism of how it will be done so that, as they say, the first pancake is not lumpy … And if they consider the application, this will give Europe an understanding of how grossly Biden interfered in the internal affairs of sovereign Ukraine, in particular, insisting on my dismissal, ”he said.
Shokin stressed that he was the first in Ukraine who submitted such an application to the European Commission. The ex-prosecutor general clarified that there is currently no mechanism for considering such applications in the EC, so he does not exclude some difficulties when considering the document.
On January 22, two days after the inauguration of the President of the United States, two new criminal proceedings were registered in Ukraine concerning the alleged interference in the activities of the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Shokin by the fifth President of Ukraine Poroshenko and the current President of the United States Joe Biden.
Cases were opened at the request of the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Andrei Derkach. It was he who made public the recordings of telephone conversations that allegedly took place between Biden and Poroshenko. Telephone conversations, as Derkach pointed out, testify to the treason of the ex-president of Ukraine. Poroshenko denied the authenticity of the records.
In June 2020, Andriy Derkach presented new recordings of telephone conversations between Biden and Poroshenko, which, according to him, took place in 2016. In his opening remarks, he pointed out that the tapes confirm the “external control” of Ukraine and the facts of international corruption.
According to Derkach, Poroshenko himself recorded his conversations with politicians.
During one of the conversations, Biden allegedly recommends Poroshenko to dismiss Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who was in charge of the Burisma company, where Biden’s son Hunter worked, in exchange for $ 1 billion. The bribe, according to the conversation, was aimed at obtaining military government orders by enterprises associated with the former Ukrainian leader.
On January 26, 2021, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) closed the case against the ex-President of the country Petro Poroshenko on abuse of power due to lack of corpus delicti.