Business Onishchenko: NABU turned to other foreign partners after the failure of Interpol in the search for MP

NABU turned to foreign partners with a request to trace and arrest the suspect in causing the state losses in the amount of 3 billion UAH of the people’s Deputy Oleksandr Onishchenko.

This was announced by the Bureau on his page in Facebook.

“The Bureau cooperates with several foreign partners. Possessing information about a possible stay of Alexander Onishchenko, in territory of some countries, NABOO turned to him with the appropriate requests,” the message reads.

As noted in the NEB, Ukraine as a party to the European Convention on extradition has the right to submit the relevant documents to the other States in the investigation, detention and consideration of the issue of extradition of the person sought, if investigators know that it is in the territory of that state.

“The decision of Interpol on the wanted list of the people’s Deputy Oleksandr Onishchenko … technically would allow faster to detain the suspect. However, the denial of the request of the Ukrainian side does not prohibit the cooperation of the National Bureau with the competent authorities of other countries, in the context of search, detention and, in the future, the possible extradition of Oleksandr Onishchenko,” added the Bureau, noting that more detailed information has not been disclosed due to secrecy of the preliminary investigation.

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.