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 “No grounds to accuse Poroshenko of tax evasion. All allegations turned out to be ‘soap bubbles’," - Lutsenko

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko stresses that no grounds to accuse President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko of tax evasion in the context of ‘Panama offshore scandal’ have been found.

As reported by Censor.NET with reference to Interfax-Ukraine, he told journalists in Kyiv on Thursday.

"I believe everyone has had an opportunity to get acquainted with the conclusions of the internationally renowned law firms which found no grounds for accusing the president of tax evasion or any other unlawful activities inconsistent with the National Bank of Ukraine regulations, etc.," Lutsenko said.

He drew attention to the fact that these international companies were "financially and legally liable" for their conclusions.

"All this has been demonstrated at the president's press conference during his dialogue with the author of these allegations that turned out to be 'soap bubbles'," the prosecutor general summed up.

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It should be reminded that April 3, 2016, the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) has published materials proving relation of certain heads of state and well-known people to offshore companies of Panama. The investigation was based on documents of Mossack Fonseca law firm.

The journalists from around the world obtained about 11,500,000 different documents with data on offshore companies and accounts owned by 128 politicians and public persons, including 12 world leaders and their close relatives, as well as 29 persons from the Forbes World's Billionaires list.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n392544