Ukrainian Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko has disappeared. Lutsenko provided ample information to The Hill in the past year regarding alleged Ukrainian government officials who tried to help the Clinton campaign in the U.S. 2016 presidential election.
“Today we will launch a criminal investigation about this and we will give legal assessment of this information,” Lutsenko declared to John Solomon in an interview earlier in the year.
Speaking of the head of the Ukrainian National Anti-Corruption Bureau, Artem Sytnyk, Lutsenko declared, “According to the member of parliament of Ukraine, he got the court decision that the NABU official conducted an illegal intrusion into the American election campaign.”
“It means that we think Mr. Sytnyk, the NABU director, officially talked about criminal investigation with Mr. [Paul] Manafort, and at the same time, Mr. Sytnyk stressed that in such a way, he wanted to assist the campaign of Ms. Clinton,” he continued, reported The Hill.
Solomon asked Lutsenko about allegations that Sytnyk was involved the release of the so-called ‘black ledger’ documents that implicated former Trump campaign advisor Paul Manafort in financial crimes.
This author reported on the lack of veracity of the documents at the time of the incident.
Lutsenko also declared that former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, gave him a list of Ukrainian officials who could not be prosecuted; some of whom were tied to corruption allegations against Joe Biden’s son and his work in Ukraine, where Hunter Biden received large payments. Ambassador Yovanovitch was recalled early by the Trump administration.
“My answer to that is unacceptable. No one in this country, neither our President nor our Parliament, nor our Ambassador, will not stop me from prosecution under the law for committing a crime,” — said Lutsenko in an interview that was published on Wednesday, March 20.
Andrei Portnov, lawyer and former First Deputy Chief of Staff of the fourth Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s administration, reported Prosecutor General Yuri Lutskenko’s disappearance on Monday, reported Russian state news agency TASS.
“Friends, I inform you that Prosecutor General Lutsenko has disappeared. [First Deputy Prosecutor General Dmitry] Storozhuk will serve as acting prosecutor general from now on,” Portnov wrote on Facebook.
Later Yuri Lutsenko’s Press Secretary Larisa Sargan explained on Facebook that the prosecutor general did not disappear but “is on leave.”
Tsarizm has reports that Lutsenko may have fled to London after the victory of Volodymyr Zelensky’s Servant of the People Party in recent Ukrainian parliamentary elections, who promised to remove Lutsenko and prosecute him for corruption.
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