"Come on, Avakov (Ukraine's Interior Minister - Ed.) and Lutsenko (Prosecutor General of Ukraine - Ed.) were reluctant to sit next to Leshchenko (Poroshenko Bloc faction MP - Ed.) and talk with the lawmaker "with-a-luxury-downtown-crib" about the fight against corruption. Well, there will be no interesting discussion. But you'd better look who is the special guest of this conference," she wrote.
Journalist Mykhailo Tkach commented on the actor's visit to Kyiv, recalling one of the TV series' episodes in which Kevin Spacey's character - Congressman Democrat Frank Underwood - killed a journalist.
"Kevin Spacey, who again became worldwide famous thanks to the House of Cards TV series, where he played the official, who murdered the journalist for the sake of power, can be seen on the picture taken in downtown Kyiv today. And he is standing alongside Viktor Pinchuk - the son-in-law of President Kuchma - on the day when we venerate memory of journalist Heorhii Gongadze!" he wrote.
Heorhii Gongadze's widow Myroslava noted that "this is a hint, like Underwood got away with it and they will succeed too."
As previously reported, journalist Heorhii Gongadze was killed in the fall of 2000. On March 15, 2008, the Kyiv Appeals Court declared three former officers of the Interior Ministry External Surveillance Department Valerii Kostenko, Mykola Protasov, and Oleksandr Popovych guilty of the murder. They were sentenced to 12 to 13 years in prison.
In January 2013, the court also sentenced former head of the External Surveillance Department Oleksii Pukach to life imprisonment for the murder of the journalist. Meanwhile, Gongadze's family still believes that real contractors remain at large.