Petro Poroshenko Bloc MP Serhii Leshchenko announced today on the sidelines of the parliament, Censor.NET correspondent reports.
He recalled that Kononenko is involved in offshore scandals and that recent publications of the Panama Papers confirm this fact.
In addition, according to Leshchenko, Kononenko is involved in establishing the "institute of enforcers" and is also known for being engaged in the scandal with Abromavicius [ex-minister of economic development and trade, who claimed pressure by Kononenko - ed.].
"It would be better for the president to just put him in the shade. Instead, he is reinstated, which is another argument for those people who really want to fight corruption that the president lacks political will to do this," he said.
Leshchenko also reminded that an anti-corruption summit kicks off in London today.
"The president is not going there, but at the same time restores Kononenko in office. Only two days after Kononenko was mentioned in the Panama Papers. It is either a kind of negligence or a principled move to show that he doesn't care a dime about what people think and will reinstate his friends whenever he wants. The president will bear political responsibility for this political decision," Leshchenko said.