"I have provided the detectives with a statement where he [Onyshchenko - ed.] speaks of his readiness to cooperate within the investigation. It's a document in which Onyshchenko provides his contact details in the UK where he could be contacted at," Censor.NET is citing the lawyer via Interfax-Ukraine.
Petrunenko explained this is the way for NABU detectives to conduct procedural activities with his client, including personal contacts. The lawyer also said the investigators could arrive in the UK to conduct investigative activities with Onyshchenko.
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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