Onishchenko said that one of the EU countries has granted him political refugee status

MP Oleksandr onyschenko, which in Ukraine is accused of causing state losses in the amount of 3 billion UAH, said that he had received political refugee status in one of the countries of the European Union.

This MP is a fugitive said in comments Еспресо.TV.

“My business in Europe is recognized as political. The Ministry of foreign Affairs one of the European countries has provided me a document with the status of political refugee. This means that I and all my family members are under the protection of the EU,” says Onishchenko.

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We will remind, Alexander Onishchenko suspected of organizing schemes to embezzlement of funds during the extraction and sale of natural gas within the framework of joint operation agreements with PJSC “Ukrgasdobycha”, which was caused to the state damage for the sum about 3 billion UAH.

5 July 2016 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine gave consent to bringing him to justice, detention and arrest. However, on the eve of the vote, taking advantage of the status of MP, Onishchenko left the territory of the state.

On 27 July the Prosecutor General of Ukraine signed the message on suspicion to the people’s Deputy. 8 August was declared national search. According to latest information he is in London. A few days later he wrote in his Facebook that for the British jurisdiction in the GPU there is little justification for his extradition to Ukraine. Meanwhile, the people’s Deputy-the fugitive arrested property at 700 million hryvnia , and promise soon to declare the international wanted list.

This year in late March, Onishchenko said that his mother Inessa Kadyrov, who was detained on 30 March in Spain, already released.