"After a detective as per statute elaborated on the reasons for summoning, including criminal proceedings under which he [Onishchenko - ed.] was summoned to testify as a witness, the order of questioning, procedural rights, obligations of a witness, and criminal liability, Onishchenko said he had no time to testify through the need to hurry for a parliamentary session. After that, he willfully left the place," the source said.
As reported, a detective called Onishchenko and invited him for questioning, after which the MP arrived at a specified time.
Onishchenko was summoned for questioning in the case of inflicting losses on the state in the amount of UAH 500 million (approx. $18.72 million) in the extraction of natural gas in 2014-2015 by companies associated with Onishchenko and connected with Ukrhasvydobuvannia [state-owned gas producer - ed.] by joint operation agreements.