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 Poroshenko Bloc faction deputy head Kononenko resigns pending investigation: “I and Abromavicius must pass lie detector test”

Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction First Deputy Chairman Ihor Kononenko announced his resignation pending an investigation into the statement of Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Aivaras Abromavicius.

Censor.NET reports citing the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction press service.

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"I have to make the following statement as for the situation that has developed and charges brought against me by Minister of Economic Development Mr. Abromavicius: Yesterday, I submitted and formally registered an appeal to the National Anti-corruption Bureau regarding the charges put on me. I urged to conduct an unbiased investigation and hold those guilty accountable.

"Secondly, I propose and insist that I and Mr. Abromavicius pass a lie detector test on the charges laid by him.

"And thirdly, I have decided to resign as Poroshenko Bloc parliamentary faction first deputy chairman pending an investigation. I also call on the faction members to support my decision," Ihor Kononenko said.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n372647