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 Finance Minister Danyliuk commented on PGO indictment, requested immediate checkup by State Fiscal Service

Finance Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk commented on the indictment made against him for alleged tax evasion.

Danyliuk wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

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He said that the major principle of a democratic state is the rule of law.

"It's important that this principle is obliged in our country. So any illegal activities should be countered - I will demand that the illegal decisions made on me were canceled, and will oppose any possible legal activities in the future," Danyliuk wrote.

He said the consideration of the appeal he filed is scheduled for Aug. 7.

Danyliuk called the case against him "absurd" and "obviously biased," and says he asks the State Fiscal Service to check his tax payments under the laws of Ukraine.

He also asked the National Agency for Corruption Prevention (NACP) to publish the results of the check conducted under the law upon e-statement of public officials.

"Given the case is high-profile, I ask the SFS to start the checkup immediately and complete it as soon as possible. It is necessary to prevent possible destabilization prior to Ukraine's access to foreign markets, the next stage of the IMF talks, and the key stage of the budget process (all these processes are coordinated by the finance minister)," Danyliuk wrote.

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Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (PGO) suspects Danyliuk of tax evasion during 2010-2014. The minister has disproved the claims against him.
 
 
 
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