All investigative actions in Saakashvili financing case are legal - Lutsenko
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has said that all investigative actions that were carried out as part of the case on financing the protest rallies of former Georgian president and leader of the Movement of New Forces party Mikheil Saakashvili are legal.
"The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, at least in those criminal proceedings that I personally oversee, undoubtedly upholds the spirit and the letter of the Ukrainian law. The relevant court decisions were received for all the actions that were carried out in this criminal proceeding, in the manner prescribed by law," he said from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada in Kyiv on Tuesday, December 5.
He said that judicial authorization had been received for wiretapping, including on the transfer of funds from Serhiy Kurchenko, a runaway businessman from the entourage of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, to Saakashvili's "right hand."
"Everything is legal in this case. I'm sure that Saakashvili's lawyer is also aware of this, otherwise he would not have escaped from a car of the Security Service of Ukraine and would not be hiding behind the backs of people deceived or paid for with Yanukovych's money," Lutsenko said.