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 Ecology Minister Shevchenko confirmed his flight to Nice by oligarch Onyshchenko's plane

The Minister of Ecology and Natural Resourses Ihor Shevchenko confirmed that he returned from Nice, France, to Kyiv by plane belonging to MP, member of People's Will deputy group Oleksandr Onyshchenko.

He said at a briefing on Thursday, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"The situation was difficult, there were no flights from there. I knew the MP was also there, and that he had his plane in Nice, so I called him and asked for help. He agreed and I simply returned with him. I did not pay for it... No corruption here," the minister said.

Shevchenko also noted that he spend a weekend of June 6 and 7 abroad, of which the Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk had been informed.

As reported, Radical Party faction of the Ukrainian Parliament called on Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin to launch a criminal proceeding for corruption and arrest the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Ihor Shevchenko.

Read more: MP Liashko demands arrest of Ecology Minister Shevchenko, who left for Europe when fire at the oil depot near Kyiv occurred. VIDEO

 
 
 
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