10:14 30.07.2018

Ex State Fiscal Service head Nasirov to run for Ukraine president

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Ex State Fiscal Service head Nasirov to run for Ukraine president

Former Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine Roman Nasirov plans to run for the Ukrainian presidency in 2019.

"Every day I think about this [participation in presidential elections] more and more. I have already begun to prepare for this. I think that, probably, yes," Nasirov said on the 112 Ukraine television channel.

According to the channel's website, when asked whether he will participate in the presidential elections in 2019, Nasirov replied: "We will wait until it is announced that we have elections, when they announce registration."

According to Nasirov, he will do everything to become Ukraine's president.

The next presidential elections in Ukraine are to be held in the spring of 2019.

As reported, NABU detectives on March 2 presented charges against Nasirov and apprehended him in the Feofania hospital outside Kyiv. He is suspected of committing a crime pursuant to Part 2 of Article 364 (embezzlement) of Ukraine's Criminal Code.

Investigators believe that Nasirov in 2015-2016, acting in the interests of MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko, took a number of groundless decisions which resulted in damage to the state worth UAH 2 billion.

On March 7, 2017, the Solomiansky District Court of Kyiv remanded Nasirov to pretrial confinement for two months, setting bail at UAH 100 million, while prosecutors from Ukraine's Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office had asked the court to set bail at UAH 2 billion.

On March 16, Nasirov's wife posted UAH 100 million bail for him. The court obliged Nasirov to transfer all his foreign passports and other travel documents to the State Migration Service.

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