"The morning of Sept. 13 brought me a totally new experience. At 8:40 a.m., NABU members served me with charge papers accusing me of illicit enrichment ten years ago, "using or purchasing" a car for my brother and failure to declare my two-week long residence in a house in 2016. It actually seems a strange coincidence, but it (the case – Ed.) was initiated right after my attendance of Martynenko trial. They have checked everything over the past year and a half: my e-mail, messengers, conducted a search, interviewed all of my friends, relatives. They were looking for a bombshell: expensive real estate, large amounts of cash, offshore or any other firms, [evidence of involvement in] schemes, corrupt practices but saw that it is impossible to find something that does not exist. A lot of time and taxpayer’s money was spent for the sole purpose - to bring charges against the first minister. Well, they did," the official wrote on social media, Censor.NET reports.
"I was once asked in Mohylanka (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy – Ed.): ‘Can you guarantee that we will not be prosecuted for the reforms carried out?’ I told the truth then that I could not, because we live at a time when everything is achieved through fighting. I made the conclusion that if these are the gravest "crimes" that they could charge me with while being in the office of the minister, then I have nothing to be ashamed of in front of either our citizens, foreign partners, or the leadership of the country. However, I want to recall that more than 15 billion hryvnia is being annually embezzled in Ukrzaliznytsia. Only the lazy doesn’t know about the way Ryanair entered the market, the way the contract with General Electric was concluded, how the dredging was carried out. But they don’t have time for this. There are other more important goals... Say hello to the election campaign that has just started," Omelian summed up.