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Derkach during an interview with Giuliani: the US Embassy constantly intervened and blocked any investigations of the theft of assistance to Ukraine

People's Deputy of Ukraine Andrii Derkach in an interview with Rudolf Giuliani - the lawyer of the US President, told about the pressure of the US Embassy in Kiev and blocking any investigations regarding the embezzlement of international financial assistance to Ukraine.
  • 06.03.2020
  • ZIK
2020

People’s Deputy of Ukraine Andrii Derkach in an interview with Rudolf Giuliani – the lawyer of the US President, told about the pressure of the US Embassy in Kiev and blocking any investigations regarding the embezzlement of international financial assistance to Ukraine.

In an interview with a ZIK, Derkach said there are a number of documented facts of ineffective waste of funds, including funds from US taxpayers.

So, Derkach gave an example of the waste of technical assistance to Ukraine through the All-Ukrainian network of people living with HIV / AIDS.

The Anti-Corruption Center, funded by billionaire George Soros, was also involved in the scheme.

“As soon as someone tried to investigate this story, Dmytro Sherembey (the head of the All-Ukrainian network of people living with HIV / AIDS) and Vitaliy Shabunin (the head of the ACC, both, according to Derkach, are involved in the money laundering scheme, – ed.) started yelling about the pressure on democracy. Also, the US embassy in Kiev was included before, but today, thank God, everything is quiet and no one is interfering,” said Derkach.

He said that as soon as the investigation on the overpricing of medicines by companies that allocated funds to the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV / AIDS began, Sherembey and Shabunin immediately began to block the investigation.
Giuliani in response quoted investigators concluding that “Shabunin and Sherembey organized a scheme for embezzlement of funds of international technical assistance to Ukraine, and this is a conspiracy.”

Derkach noted that during the president term of Petro Poroshenko, such investigations in Ukraine were impossible, as they were related to international technical assistance, and “they were controlled by someone from the US embassy.” The embassy stopped any investigations.

Giuliani asked Derkach: “We know the case when Ambassador Marie Jovanovic told Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko that he should close the case against the ACC. Are there any other similar cases?”

“I heard about it. I can’t say if it is true, but the Prosecutors office and the National Police who investigated these cases told reporters that they were not allowed to investigate these cases,” said Derkach.

He also added that the money for NABU, which were supposed to deal with such cases, came from USAID and the George Soros ‘Renaissance’ Foundation.

Derkach also brought up the examples of suspicious spending of funds by American taxpayers.

So, for example, 36 million $ was spent on a program to increase the confidence of citizens of Ukraine, 41 million $ was allocated for the program ‘Competitive economy of Ukraine, etc. Mostly such contracts were given to dubious American firms.