Censor.NET reports referring to Interfax-Ukraine citing the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) press service.
"On July 27, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko signed an indictment against Volia Narodu (People's Will) faction MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko," the statement notes.
"The signed indictment allows the SAP to bring the case against the principal suspect and other persons involved in the gas scheme to its logical conclusion - a guilty court verdict. The next step is putting Onyshchenko on the wanted list, including the international one," Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Nazar Kholodnytskyi explained.
He said that if Onyschenko continues to evade Ukrainian authorities, "we will ask the court to authorize procedures that allow taking legal action in absentia."
The SAP may seek approval to confiscate all property of the suspects involved in the gas scheme, Kholodnytskyi notes.
Earlier, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) 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.
The NABU requested t he Prosecutor General's Office to lift the immunity of 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.
The SAP submitted Onyshchenko's indictment for Lutsenko's approval July 14. However, the prosecutor general instructed the agency to revise it.
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