Mr. Yan: the Prosecutor has suspended investigation of criminal proceedings against Pshonka and Yakimenko, so as not to waste the time of the investigation

Горбатюк: ГПУ приостановила расследование уголовных дел в отношении Пшонки и Якименко, чтобы не терять сроки следствия

The Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine (PGO) has suspended investigation of criminal cases against former Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka and ex-head of SBU Alexander Yakimenko, in order not to waste the time of the investigation. About it on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine” said the head of the Department of special investigation GPU Sergey Gorbatyuk.

“We had to stop investigation, to not waste the time of the investigation, because the CPC provides only for the year of investigation since reports of a suspected person. If we it is not stopped, then at the end of the year would need to close the production,” he commented on the suspension of the Affairs of Yakimenko and Pshonka investigated by his office.

According to him, the situation with the cases against former head of the NBU Igor Sorkin and Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin similar.

“I think the situation with Sorkinym and Kuzmin similar. Indeed, these individuals are wanted,” – said Gorbatyuk.

As reported Gorbatyuk, refusal of Interpol to issue an APB Yakimenko and Pshonka’s son delays the procedure of correspondence of justice over them.

“This delays in terms of the ability to start the procedure of conviction but on the whole, the investigation and collection of evidence in respect of these persons and existing who are involved in those episodes which are incriminated, it continues at the present time,” he said.

“Currently we have sent a letter to Interpol, so they explained to us, more expanded idea why they refused. Because currently, due to political persecution, we have sent that explain what information should be provided to convince you that there are no political motives in our investigation. The answer from the Interpol has not yet received,” – said Gorbatyuk.