Kononenko and businessmen Surkisov were summoned for questioning concerning the criminal investigation on the subject of corruption schemes in the energy sector, where Poroshenko is called the main recipient of income from frauds.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau called in for questioning the associate of the President and Deputy Head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) faction Ihor Kononenko and businessmen Grigory and Igor Surkisov.
This NABU told journalists “Radio Liberty“, the dates are not specified.
Earlier, journalists of the Scheme: Corruption in Detail program (a joint project of Radio Liberty and the TV channel UA: First) announced recordings of telephone conversations involving the associate of President Kononenko and the Surkis brothers, at which they discussed a scheme for withdrawing hundreds of millions of hryvnias from state regional energy companies.
“Considering the information presented in the investigation, the National Bureau summoned for questioning the persons mentioned in the relevant plot, including I. Kononenko, G. Surkis, I. R. Surkis,” the NABU response to the request says journalists Radio Liberty.
After the release of the investigation “P. gave the go-ahead” to the NABU, the editors handed over to the detectives the recordings of Dmitry Kryuchkov’s conversations with Ihor Kononenko and the Surkis brothers – they were later added to the materials of the official investigation.
“Schemes” appealed to all persons involved in telephone conversations.
The Surkis brothers did not respond to a request from journalists.
Ihor Kononenko did not respond to calls asking for comments and messages with a list of questions. After the release of the investigation, he announced a lawsuit against Radio Liberty in a foreign court and canceled the promised interview.
President Petro Poroshenko, despite numerous requests, did not comment to Schemes about the involvement of his associate Kononenko in the activities of Energoset, OJSC, and its leader, Dmitry Kryuchkov. But now he said he did not know about it.
At the same time, the ex-Deputy and businessman Dmitry Kryuchkov, suspected of embezzling funds, claims that the closest circle of President Petro Poroshenko oversaw frauds in the energy complex and received from this a significant part of the profits.
According to him, the “agreements” with Poroshenko and Kononenko concerned various energy companies, in particular, regional energy suppliers (Kharkiv, Nikolayev, Zaporozhye, Cherkasy, Khmelnitsk), Odessa Port Plant, Nikolayevskaya and other heating and power plants.
“Do not consider Kononenko as an independent“ business unit ”. He takes only local decisions, but he is not allowed to agree to the agreements in principle …. The main recipient (recipient) of income, of course, is Poroshenko, ”- said in a letter to Kryuchkov.