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Former NBU head believes that putting him on wanted list proves investigation biased

Kyrylo Shevchenko states that he has informed the investigation about his whereabouts.

Former NBU head believes that putting him on wanted list proves investigation biased
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Former Head of the National Bank of Ukraine Kyrylo Shevchenko said in a commentary available to that he is not hiding from the investigation and has informed the investigating authorities about his whereabouts. 

"I consider it necessary to comment on the reports that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) put me on the wanted list. They put on the wanted list those who are hiding. I have no idea what else I should have done to cooperate with the investigation:

1. Being on the consular register in a EU country, I officially informed NABU and SAP about my actual location;

2. I officially applied to the embassy with a request to provide me with a room for video communication for the time when the investigating officers want to conduct an interrogation.

Thus, I submitted all relevant petitions and took all necessary actions to involve me in the investigation in the manner prescribed by law," Shevchenko said.

In addition, he called the case against Ukrgasbank "naphthalene" and declaring him wanted - evidence of a biased investigation.

"Obviously, the issue is not about legal procedures. They want to turn this "naphthalene" case into a "victory". I believe that putting me on the wanted list under the above circumstances is an additional confirmation of the bias and politicization of the investigation. I am confident in my rightness. I urge NABU to ensure openness, transparency and impartiality of the process. This is also called fairplay," Shevchenko said. The country should be reconstructed with this perspective taken into account.

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