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 Onyshchenko seeks audience in Putin's Administration, - Dzerkalo Tyzhnia

Fugitive Ukrainian MP (Volia Narodu faction) Oleksandr Onyshchenko is trying to get an audience in Russian President Vladimir Putin's Administration.

Singer Iosif Kobzon, who Onyshchenko is meeting today in Moscow, may emerge as a mediator between Putin's Administration and the oligarch, Censor.NET reports citing Dzerkalo Tyzhnia newspaper quoting an informed source.

"Today, Onyshchenko is meeting with Kobzon who is to further his audience in the Presidential Administration," the source said.

Read more: "Onyshchenko's case might reveal a grand flywheel of corruption," - PM Hroisman

However, it is not specified who exactly Onyshchenko is seeking to meet.

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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