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 MP Onyshchenko says he passed incriminating evidence against Poroshenko to US secret services. DOCUMENT

Ukrainian member of parliament Oleksandr Onyshchenko announced he had passed incriminating evidence against Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the United States.

He said to Ukrainska Pravda commenting on SBU's claims that Onyshchenko is drafting massive informational attack against Ukraine under a Kremlin-approved strategy, Censor.NET reports.

Onyshchenko noted that SBU's accusations came as a reaction to his interview in which he blames the Poroshenko administration of buying votes in the parliament.

Read more: SBU suspects fugitive MP Onyshchenko of high treason

"I have lots of incriminating evidence against Poroshenko. So they will be like 'it's Kremlin's hand'," the MP said.

Several days ago Onyshchenko said he was going to hold a news conference and publish information against the acting government.

Some sources say Onyshchenko has been recording his conversations with the president of Ukraine to his wrist watch over the past year.

"You will hear the voice of the head of state and your illusions of his love to the state and the people will be shattered. I worked with him closely for two years, and know him well," the member of the parliament said.

Read more: Ukrhazvydobuvannia's profits boosted to $162M after "Onyshchenko's schemes" terminated, - NABU

Answering a question whether he shared this information with anyone, Onyshchenko said: "[I passed it] to the U.S. secret services. They came to see me in Europe," and showed a letter from the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Ukrainska Pravda reports of good relationship between Onyshchenko and U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump.

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On March 16, the NABU raided the office of Oleksandr Onyshchenko. It stated the searches were carried out under the pre-trial investigation into abuse of office during the sale of natural gas extracted jointly with Ukrhazvydobuvannia SE.

Later, the NABU requested the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) to lift the immunity of people's deputy Oleksandr Onyshchenko. Moreover, the NABU and the PGO claim Onyshchenko is involved in embezzlement of 1.6 billion hryvnia (approx. $64.02 million).

Read more: Kyiv requests Russia to extradite people's deputy Onyshchenko

On June 16, Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko issued a motion requesting Verkhovna Rada's consent for criminal prosecution, detention, and pretrial confinement of Onyshchenko. On July 5, the parliament approved the detention and arrest of the people's deputy.

The suspect himself stated he was busy with the preparation for the upcoming Olympics and not going to react to NABU's actions. On July 29, Onyshchenko said he was in the UK and had applied for political asylum.

On Dec. 1, 2016, Security Service of Ukraine said it suspected fugitive MP Onyshchenko of the high treason. SBU says the MP acquired Russian citizenship in exchange for cooperation with Russian authorities to destabilize the situation in Ukraine.
 
 
 
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