Ex-Interior Minister Yurii Lutsenko has appealed against the institution of criminal proceedings against him. He said this on Tuesday on Channel 5.
"I hope that well-thinking people still are working in courts who will act under the law. That is why today I has appealed this decision to initiate a criminal case, which is absurd," - said the politician.
"The head of the Ministry, where 300,000 subordinates are working, with the annual budget of 8 billion, conspires with the driver to steal 5,000 US dollars from the state. Well, it is absurd, is not it?" - said Yurii Lutsenko.
As reported MIGnews.com.ua, former Interior Minister Yurii Lutsenko was questioned by investigators of the General Prosecutor's Office yesterday, on November 9 on the case of embezzlement by misuse of official position.
"What about the driver, is he also being questioned?" journalists asked Yurii Lutsenko. "Of course, we are accomplices of the crime! - former Minister was trying to joke.
Representatives of the opposition yesterday, on November 9 called the criminal case against Yurii Lutsenko "political repression".
The General Prosecutor's Office are rejecting all accusations of the political nature of criminal proceedings. Based on materials of Ukrainskaya pravda, the newspaper Kommersant-Ukraine
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