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 Kholodnytskyi: Procedure does not allow putting Onyshchenko on wanted list so far

MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko may be put on the wanted list no sooner than in two weeks.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was said by Head of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office Nazar Kholodnytskyi in an interview with Channel 5.

"We have to serve summons on him twice. He must ignore both of them. After that we will have grounds to take other measures. We are to serve him notice of suspicion - if not personally than in some other way - so that he could be regarded to as a person notified of suspicion in accordance with the law.

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"Following this he will get the status [of a suspect], and then, given that we do not know his whereabouts, if he is outside Ukraine, we can put him on the wanted list," Kholodnytskyi explained.

Earlier, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine raided the office of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko March 16. The NABU stated that the searches were carried out under the pretrial investigation of criminal case initiated into abuse of office during sale of the natural gas jointly extracted with Ukrhazvydobuvannia SE.

Prosecutor General's Office received a motion of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to lift the immunity of the people's deputy Oleksandr Onyshchenko in June.

On June 16, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko drafted a motion requesting the Verkhovna Rada's consent for criminal prosecution, detention, and pretrial confinement of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko. The Procedural Committee of the parliament allowed considering the withdrawal of parliamentary immunity of MP Onyshchenko on June 29.

On July 5, the parliament approved detention and arrest of people's deputy Onyshchenko.

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