Sports Minister assured that will not include Onishchenko Olympic team of Ukraine

05 July 2016, 17:35 | Policy
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Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Ihor Zhdanov assured that the People's Deputy Oleksandr Onishchenko has no chance to perform as part of the Ukrainian team at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The MP has an Olympic license in the discipline of show jumping.

"For me there can be no debate. I will not sign the order to Mr Onishchenko inclusion in the national Olympic team of our state. A person who is under investigation on suspicion of corruption, can not represent Ukraine at the Olympics. At this time, Onishchenko has to give explanations NABU investigators and the prosecutor's office and be on time for interrogation, "- Zhdanov said.

Previously, Onishchenko said that in Austria and is preparing for the Olympics. But later he reported that a statement in the competition no longer thinks, and wants to get political asylum in the UK.

July 5 Verkhovna Rada withdrew immunity from the People's Deputy Oleksandr Onishchenko - for this decision MPs voted 275. At this time, Onishchenko was already in Austria, and was preparing for equestrian competitions, about this, he told himself through the social networks.

Recall, June 15, NABU detectives and prosecutors in the investigation of the SAP corrupt scheme to resell gas produced in the framework of joint activities with the state enterprise "Ukrgasdobycha", was conducted 37 searches in Lviv, Kiev and Dnipro. Figurants gas schemes have caused damage to the state by 3 billion USD, of which 1.6 billion - is money obtained from the resale of gas intermediaries and withdrawn through fictitious companies. UAH 1.3 billion - this is the outstanding amount of rent for the use of mineral resources. One of the state gas theft organizers called Alexander Onishchenko. Articles that are accused of People's Deputy, provide for the punishment of 7 to 12 years in prison.

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