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PGO conveys case involving ex-president to NABU

The nature of the probe is unclear.

Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko says he handed a criminal investigation featuring ex-president Leonid Kuchma, his son-in-law, businessman Viktor Pinchuk and businessman Ihor Kolomoiskyy over to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU).

Speaking on the talk show The Right to Power on 1 + 1 TV channel on 2 June, Lutsenko said the handover was made on the request of the NABU. He declined to elaborate on the nature of the investigation.

No one is untouchable in Ukraine today, the chief prosecutor stressed.

Earlier, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office has requested from the Prosecutor-General's Office case against Viktor Pinchuk and Ihor Kolomoiskyy. "I expect them to hand over two cases that I have requested. They concern two oligarchs, Pinchuk and Kolomoiskyy," the head of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office Nazar Holodnytskyy. He also refused to disclose the nature of the cases.