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NABU clears high-ranking lawmaker

Corruption allegations did not corroborate, say anti-corruption prosecutors.

NABU clears high-ranking lawmaker

The National Anticorruption Bureau (NABU) has found no evidence of an undue influence that MP Ihor Kononenko has allegedly exerted on former Economic Development Minister Aivaras Abromavicius.

The acting Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, which works in collaboration with the NABU, Maksym Hryshchuk, stated this in a letter to the head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) faction, Yuriy Lutsenko. The letter was posted on the faction's website.

"The allegations that A. Abromavicius has made to the press regarding an undue influence that Ukrainian MP Ihor Kononenko [has exerted on him] have found no confirmation. The applicant’s testimony with regard to the [Kononenko’s] actual [actions], which in a statement to the press he has described as pressure, found no confirmation. Besides, both Ihor Kononenko and Andriy Pasishnyk denied such allegations, and they are not supported by the collected evidence," the document reads.