"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.