Ukraine prosecutor to review company tied to Hunter Biden
Ruslan Ryaboshapka also said that he was not pressured in connection with the Biden and Burisma
An audit of thousands of archival files of the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office did not reveal any violations by Hunter Biden, former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Ruslan Ryaboshapka, who initiated the investigation, told Reuters..
Last year, Ryaboshapka was in the spotlight as he had to decide whether to launch an investigation into former US Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.. This became one of the central themes of the impeachment process against President Donald Trump..
In July 2019, Trump, on the phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, asked him to investigate Biden..
After taking office, Ryaboshapka announced the beginning of an audit of archive files, including with respect to the energy company Burisma, whose board of directors Hunter Biden was from 2014 to 2019.
The audit was carried out as part of the reform of the prosecutor’s office, but gained political significance due to cases related to the founder of Burisma.
“As for the conversation with Zelensky and this story with Burisma, I can say that there was no pressure on me,” Ryaboshapka said.. – Verification has been completed “.
“I specifically asked the prosecutors to be particularly careful to check the facts about the alleged role of Biden. They replied that there was nothing like this, “he added..
Ryaboshapka was fired in March after lawmakers accused him of dragging out cases. He himself called the reason for his resignation the fact that the reforms he initiated in the prosecutor’s office threatened the interests of corrupt politicians..
One of the committees of the US Senate also initiated an investigation into the activities of Hunter Biden in Burisma.
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