The Pechersk District Court Judge Serhyi Vovk has issued a decision which required the General Prosecutor’s Office to add the information about a possible interference of US Vice President Joseph Biden in the former General Prosecutor of Ukraine Viktor Shokhin’s activity to the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations.
“To oblige a responsible person at the General Prosecutor Office to add the information about the interference of the US citizen, former US Vice President (PERSON 5) in the activity of the former General Prosecutor of Ukraine (PERSON 1)”, the official court decision stated.
The decision was taken on the complaint of Shokhin’s defense attorney Oleksander Teleshitsky.
The information to the Register is to be entered on grounds of a crime under the paragraph 2 of the article 343 of the CPC of Ukraine (an interference in the activity of a law officer).
The judge’s decision is not a subject to appeal.
The day before, a member of Ukrainian Parliament Andriy Derkach released audio records of the conversations, which, according to him, might indicate the influence of US Vice President Joseph Biden on the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
Poroshenko’s office announced these records to be an attempt to impact US attitude to the Ukraine.