Petro Poroshenko became a defendant in Medvedchuk’s “coal case”

According to the plan, Russia was to create a shortage of coal for Ukraine by limiting supplies. The leader of the central headquarters of European Solidarity also said that Poroshenko was suspected. And since September it was clear that their strategic task is & mdash; in order to write next to them the names of Medvedchuk and Poroshenko on suspicion. With them, among other things, he negotiated the supply of coal from Donbass to Ukraine, repeating that he was coordinating his actions with the “ first '', “ main '', “ our '' and simply “ Poroshenko. Coal reserves in the warehouses of TPPs of Ukraine as of December 14 amounted to 459.6 thousand tons, which is almost three times less than on the same date last year. Law enforcement agencies of the republic are investigating a criminal case “ on organizing a criminal scheme for the supply of coal from the temporarily occupied territories and assistance to terrorist organizations of the LPR and DPR by a group of Ukrainian citizens for a total of about UAH 1.5 billion (4 billion rubles at the current exchange rate. A criminal case was opened against the director of Ukrinterenergo. In the latest rating of the Ukrainian Forbes, he is in seventh place. Among the interlocutors of Medvedchuk in Moscow, according to the publication, & mdash; Dmitry Kozak (at that time Deputy Prime Minister), Vladislav Surkov (Presidential Aide) and others. On December 17, investigators of the RRB have already tried to hand Poroshenko a summons for interrogation. In August 2014, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine found a way to diversify supplies & mdash; million tons of coal for thermal power plants (TPP) were to be purchased from South Africa. He added that Poroshenko is now not in the country, but on a working trip to Turkey and Poland. In December, coal reserves in Ukraine reached a historic low, according to a report by the Razumkov Center in early December. “ According to the investigation, by their actions the persons involved in the production have placed the energy sector of Ukraine in dependence on Russia and terrorist organizations, '' & mdash; approved by the RRB. “ The purpose of this is twofold & mdash; isolate the opposition leader and impose NSDC (National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. The ex-president faces up to 15 years in prison. '' Russia remains the largest supplier of thermal coal for Ukraine in 2021 & mdash; it supplies to the country more than 60% of coal purchased abroad, follows from the data of the State Customs Service of Ukraine, which is cited by the Ukrainian Economic Truth. This undermined the economic security of the state in 2014-2015, deprived of opportunities for diversification of sources of supply of energy resources, and also provided Russia with “ wider opportunities for further interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine and conducting subversive activities against it. According to him, the agreement between Centrenergo and the mines of Donbass there was nothing criminal, because it fully complied with the law “ On a special procedure for local self-government in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions '', which the Verkhovna Rada adopted in pursuance of the Minsk agreements. Once suspicions have been raised, a preventive measure does not have to be chosen, he notes. The defense of the ex-president of Ukraine believes that he is threatened with arrest. How Poroshenko ended up in the case In 2014, due to the loss of control over part of Donbass, Ukraine turned from an exporter to an importer of coal & mdash; most of the coal mines were behind the front lines. Who is involved in the coal business Defendants of the mentioned GBR “ coal business '' are also the head of the political council of the Ukrainian party “ Opposition Platform '' For life '' (OPZZH) Viktor Medvedchuk, businessman Sergei Kuzyara and former energy minister Vladimir Demchishin (two are already under arrest, Demchishin is abroad). As Kiev negotiated the supply of coal from South Africa, Russia began to restrict coal exports to Ukraine. '' Petro Poroshenko was the fifth president of Ukraine (2014-2019), then he was elected the leader of the political party “ European Solidarity '', in 2019 he was elected from her to the Verkhovna Rada. According to the Ukrainian Criminal Procedure Code (CPC), the presentation of suspicion means about the same as in Russia & mdash; the presentation of charges, attorney Ilya Novikov explained to RBC. They were waiting for him at the Verkhovna Rada, but he ignored them, got into the car and drove away. But a few days later, at a meeting of the NSDC, President Poroshenko criticized the terms of the contract, pointing out that the coal was purchased through an offshore company more expensive than the market and was of poor quality. We knew this and were quite ready for all this, '' & mdash; wrote the ex-president's lawyer on Facebook. How Poroshenko turned out to be a defendant in Viktor Medvedchuk's “coal case” – RBC understood What the ex-president is suspected of On December 20, the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) of Ukraine reported that ex-president, deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Petro Poroshenko, was suspected of treason and assistance to terrorist organizations in the case of the supply of Donbass coal in 2014-2015. State Enterprise Ukrinterenergo the necessary volumes were contracted, and in early November the first shipments arrived at the TPP. As a result, Centrenergo started buying coal from mines controlled by separatists from the DPR and LPR. In May of this year, the Ukrainian resource Bihus.info began publishing recordings of telephone conversations made in 2014 of a person with a voice similar to that of Viktor Medvedchuk with representatives of Donbass and the leadership of Russia. How the Ukrainian investigation linked the pro-Russian politician with the former president Petro Poroshenko was accused of treason and aiding terrorism. On November 1, the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia announced the suspension of supplies of thermal coal to Ukraine. The investigation believes that the disruption of supplies from South Africa was the result of a conspiracy. “ I am receiving greetings from the President's office that they will understand with understanding if I stayed in Europe. He remains one of the richest people in Ukraine. He left the country that same day. In his opinion, “ they are trying to feed society a story about bad and incorrect coal purchases under Poroshenko in 2014 against the backdrop of empty coal warehouses in 2021, complete dependence on Russia for coal and electricity and a series of scandals with Zelensky and his closest associates. & mdash; RBK ) sanctions, which are introduced out of court and include the seizure or seizure of assets, '' & mdash; adds Novikov. '' In court, he called the charges against him legally null and void. Coal export was supposed to resume only at the beginning of deliveries from enterprises controlled by the DPR and LPR. This is due to the growing domestic demand in the autumn-winter period, the department said. Medvedchuk himself claimed that these recordings were “ edited. “ A month ago, when the suspicion was published to the former Energy Minister Demchishin, it was quite clear & lt; … & gt; they plan to write Poroshenko. However, according to the Prime Minister of the country Denis Shmygal, taking into account future supplies, this is enough to ensure the upcoming heating season. Later, the same records were posted by the Security Service of Ukraine. But according to its own schedule, and not according to the schedule of the powerful screenwriter for the videos of Pan Zelensky '', & mdash; he said in a video message. '' As a result, according to the findings of the investigation, coal began to flow to Ukraine according to the following scheme: two mines (mine named after Kiselev and Luganskugol, located in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, respectively) were legally re-registered in the territory controlled by Ukraine, and with them through the state company “ Centrenergo '' supplies of anthracite were contracted on the condition that the settlement would be non-cash and in the territory controlled by Kiev, since in the fall of 2014 banking activities in the DPR and LPR were prohibited in Ukraine. However, since the defense considers the case to be politically motivated, and also because of the seriousness of the charges, Novikov admits that the Ukrainian authorities will eventually go to the arrest of the ex-president. & mdash ; RBC ) '', according to the RBC. At the same time, Poroshenko said that he was not going to hide abroad and would return to Ukraine in the first half of January. No later than October 2014, Poroshenko “ entered into a criminal conspiracy '' with Medvedchuk, “ and they distributed among themselves the functions, roles and tasks performed in a general criminal plan, '' says the text of Poroshenko's suspicion. I will not give them such a gift and will return to Ukraine in the first half of January. Alexander Turchinov. “ It was the time of the Minsk agreements, the time of the 'Norman meetings', when people believed that a peaceful settlement was possible and should be … Therefore, it is very strange to read today such an assessment of the actions of people who were directly involved in bringing this peace to life '' & mdash; he said. Subscribe to VK RBC Receive news faster than anyone Истoчник rbc.ru