Iryna the Hack
Ukraine returns to 'selective justice' amid COVID-19 confusion
(Everyone knew Iryna was a hack months before she was promoted to become Ukraine’s top cop. Her predecessor Ruslan Ryaboshapka spilled the beans in a rant appearing on April 22 in the Kyiv-based Ukrainska Pravda ezine, and UA:PBC/RFERL’s Schemes: Corruption in Detail followed up a day later with a 20-minute video reportage revealing additional improprieties. All foreign assistance to Ze!Team’s regime should be suspended until the country’s law-enforcement debacle is cleared up)
Ukraine’s new Prosecutor General Iryna Venedyktova on April 6 introduced into the unified register of pretrial investigations a notice about possible illegal actions of former President Petro Poroshenko.
Poroshenko is suspected of illegally appointing of two members of Ukraine's High Court of Justice and illegally interfering in the work of the Kyiv Court of Appeal, as well as in the affairs of the Kyiv Regional Administrative Court involving the nationalization of PrivatBank. In addition, he has been accused of improperly appointing judges and a slew of other make-believe crimes.
The PGO’s press service on April 8 said that these actions are qualified under Part 2 of Article 364 (abuse of power or official position), Part 2 of Article 376 (interference with the activities of the judiciary), Part 4 of Article 382 (failure to comply with a court decision) and Part 1, 2 of Article 109 (actions aimed at forcibly changing or overthrowing the constitutional order or seizing state power) of Ukraine’s Criminal Code.
“In accordance with the requirements of Part 7 of Article 214 of Ukraine Criminal Procedure Code, on April 7, 2020, pretrial investigation in five criminal proceedings on these facts was entrusted to investigators of the central apparatus of the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI). The procedural management of the pretrial investigation is carried out by prosecutors of the Office of the General Prosecutor,” the press release said.
(to be continued)