Kurchenko sues Poroshenko
Ukrainian businessman Serhiy Kurchenko, who is hiding in the Russian Federation, has sued President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
As reported in the Unified State Register of Court Rulings, the lawsuit was registered on October 4 this year under No. 2-4203/17, the essence of the dispute is: "On the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation." LLC TV and Radio Company Studio 1 + 1 is indicted as the third party in the case.
According to the register, the case is being examined by Kyiv's Pechersky district court, Viacheslav Podpalov is the judge. A decision was taken on December 2 to set on April 4, 2018, as the day of the trial.
As reported, on May 30, 2017, the prosecutor's office in Odesa region sent Kurchenko a notice of suspicion of creating a criminal group and money laundering.
The charge against Kurchenko concerns criminal possession of property of state and private organizations (the National Bank of Ukraine, PJSC Ukrnafta, Ukrgazvydobuvannya, PJSC Real Bank, PJSC Brokbusinessbank, etc.) by abuse of powers of officials and official forgery of documents with further laundering of proceeds from crime. In early July, the Prosecutor General's Office reported that losses from the criminal group created by Kurchenko exceeded UAH 14 billion.
Last week, Ukrainian Chief Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko announced the disruption of the Russian Federal Security Service's "Russian Winter" plan in Kyiv, which also included rallies organized by the Movement of New Forces Party led by former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and allegedly financed by Kurchenko.