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demand Zelensky, Trump investigate suspicion of U.S.-Ukraine corruption involving $7.4 B
“Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump, investigate suspicions of the legalization of $7.4 billion by the "family" of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych through the American investment fund Franklin Templeton Investments, which they said has ties to the U.S. Democratic Party.”
At a press conference at the Interfax-Ukraine agency on Wednesday, MP Andriy Derkach announced that deputies have received new materials from investigative journalists about international corruption and the participation of Ukrainian officials in it.
"Last week, November 14, the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO), unnoticed by the media, announced a new suspicion to the notorious owner of Burisma, ex-Ecology Minister Zlochevsky. According to the suspicion, the Yanukovych family is suspected,
in particular, with legalizing (laundering) of criminally obtained income through Franklin Templeton Investments, an investment fund carrying out purchases of external government loan bonds totaling $7.4 billion," Derkach said.
... "the Yanukovych 'family' illegally obtained $7.4 billion and laundered the funds through an investment fund close to some representatives of the U.S. Democratic Party in the form of external government loan bonds."
Meanwhile, Derkach said that several facts indicate Franklin Templeton Investments' relationship with the U.S. Democratic Party.
... Derkach also announced the amount of money transferred to representatives of the Burisma Group, including Hunter Biden. According to documents, in general, in favor of Hunter Biden, Alexander Kwasniewski, Alan Apter and Devon Archer, Burisma paid about $16.5 million.
According to Derkach, ex-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin repeatedly appealed to the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk in the framework of criminal proceedings for Burisma, but constantly received formal responses.
The activities of Shokin, according to the MP, irritated then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during his fifth visit to Kyiv in two years. The visit on December 7-8, 2015, was devoted to solving the issue of Shokin's resignation for the affairs of Zlochevsky and Burisma, he said.
“The subject of pressure was the $1 billion credit guarantee that the United States should have provided to Ukraine: Biden himself acknowledged the pressure in his speech to the U.S. Foreign Relations Council in January 2018," Derkach said.
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“After he took office in late Aug, [Ukr Prosecutor Gen]Ryaboshapka launched a wide-ranging audit of crim cases to see whether they had been conducted properly. 13 of them relate to Burisma founder [Zlochevsky]”reuters.com/article/us-usa…
“Ryaboshapka’s predecessors [Kulyk] oversaw a series of investigations into Zlochevsky, a multimillionaire Fmr min of ecology & natural resources. The allegatns concern tax violatns, money-laundering & licences given to Burisma during the period where Zlochevsky was a minister.”
“...The [leaked doc], only part of which was visible, showed Kulyk suspected Zlochevsky of offences including using his official position to embezzle 800 million hryvnias ($33 million) of money belonging to the central bank.”
“The investigation is effectively on hold, however, because the Ukrainian authorities cannot determine Zlochevsky’s whereabouts.”
“Giuliani has previously told Reuters he met Kulyk in Paris. ... Kulyk echoed allegations that in 2016 Joe Biden as VP had tried to have Ukraine’s then-chief prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, fired to stop him investigating Burisma.”
“Biden has accused Giuliani of peddling “false, debunked conspiracy theories” for repeating these allegations.”

“Kulyk told Reuters in October that he had been investigating Zlochevsky for around two years.”
“Reuters could not independently verify the extent of Kulyk’s involvement, but a source close to the [Burisma] saw a spike in activity by Kulyk in regards to Burisma after Giuliani’s interest in the company and the Bidens had been conveyed to Kulyk’s then superior, [Lutsenko].”
“In late Jan, Kulyk sent Zlochevsky the first of several summons for questioning, docs seen by Reuters showed.

Zlochevsky has not commented on the summons or an announcemt by Ryaboshapka in Oct that his ofc was reviewing a series of investigations linked to Zlochevsky.”
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