Detectives of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine finished pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding in respect of Andriy Pasishnyk, the Acting Deputy of the Board Chairman of the Naftogaz National Joint Stock Company unlawfully influencing the actions of Aivaras Abromavičius, the Minister of Economy and Trade, member of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine with the purpose of preventing him from performing his duties and persuading him to make an unlawful decision (article 344, part 1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
On Monday, 28 March, the NABU detectives at the instructions of prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office notified Andriy Pasishnyk about the end of the pre-trial investigation and opening access to the case materials.
At present the defence is reviewing materials of the pre-trial investigation. After they are finished the indictment will be sent to court.
It should be noted that pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding following the petition of Aivaras Abromavičius, Minister of Economy and Trade of Ukraine on the fact of a number of Parliament members pressuring him (Criminal Code article 364, part 2) continues.
It should be reminded that on 24 February the NABU detectives filed a criminal case under article 344, part 1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (interference with the work of a public official) in respect of Andriy Pasishnyk unlawfully influencing Aivaras Abromavičius with a view to make him pass the motion to appoint A. Pasishnyk his deputy minister. On 9 March Andriy Pasishnyk was given notice of suspicion.
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